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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: Copy right notices.
Date Fri, 27 Aug 2010 21:36:38 GMT
On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Yonik Seeley <yonik@apache.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 4:31 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 2:04 PM, Yonik Seeley <yonik@apache.org> wrote:
>>> So, perhaps first wait and see if Vishal can work it out with his
>>> lawyers (since it does reflect best-practice).
>>> If not, his exact words were:
>>> """My company tells me that any contirubtion that I make to ZK needs
>>> to have a line saying "Copyright [year of creation - year of last
>>> modification] VMware, Inc. All Rights Reserved"""
>>>
>>> That does not prevent ZK committers from *moving* the copyright notice
>>> to NOTICES when the contribution is committed, or any time in the
>>> future.
>>
>> Actually, that is the topic of another FAQ:
>>
>> http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#faq-moveothercopyright
>>
>> I would like to strongly discourage this.
>
> Is there a legal issue with doing so (I didn't think so)?  Or is it
> out of courtesy... say someone is requesting that their copyright
> notices be retained in the actual source files?

Let's just say that it is a non-optional Apache Software Foundation
wide policy and leave it at that.

- Sam Ruby

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