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From "Matthias Wessendorf" <mat...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Reuse of ASF source code and NOTICE
Date Wed, 20 Aug 2008 12:12:15 GMT
Hi,

late in the game...
(I work for Oracle)

>> I'd like to understand if the fact that Oracle donated the code under the
>> "Software Grant and Corporate Contribution License Agreement" makes their
>> NOTICE sentence "redundant" or if it's still a requirement to keep that
>> sentence in any product reusing code from their artifacts.
>
> It is not automatically redundant.  It is quite possible for someone
> to provide us a grant, and to include a notice on the software that
> they contribute.  An employee of Oracle could also remove the notice,
> we should not.

We added that notice during undergoing incbuation. So we kept it afterwards.
Does this mean we have to remove the notice on the Oracle code ?
Or should/cloud we keep it ?

>
>> The sentence from their NOTICE seems to me not a requirement because
>> otherwise we would have a NOTICE including references to each contributor
>> that contributed code under the CLA/CCLA, but I'm not a lawyer and I would
>> feel happier if you can confirm it.
>>
>> Otherwise I guess I would have to add this to our NOTICE:
>> ------------
>> The Base64OutputStream class included in this package is based on code from
>> Apache MyFaces Trinidad. Portions of Apache MyFaces Trinidad were originally
>> based on the following:
>>
>> software copyright (c) 2000-2006, Oracle Corp, <http://www.oracle.com/>.
>> and are licensed to the Apache Software Foundation under the
>> "Software Grant and Corporate Contribution License Agreement"
>> -------------
>
> If Oracle provided a notice and has not removed it, that notice
> requirement needs to carry forward to any ASF project that includes
> that code.  That being said, I see no requirement to acknowledge
> another ASF project, but you are, of course, welcome to do so.

means an extension of our (Trinidad) code, needs to include the ORA
notice as well ?

-Matthias

>
>> Stefano
>>
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