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From "Kalle Korhonen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-134) [AMBER-11][AMBER-12] patch with Newcastle University Copyright
Date Wed, 02 May 2012 18:58:51 GMT

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Kalle Korhonen commented on LEGAL-134:
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The same excerpt specifies the code is licensed under AL 2.0 so it's well within your rights
to have one of those two members, preferably the original submitter, remove the copyright
notice, as required by ASF rules and move it to the notice file. This is not Third-Party Works
as defined by the linked src-headers.html document, but code directly submitted to ASF, so
adding it to the notice file isn't technically required (the primary purpose of the NOTICE
file is for Third-Party Works with licenses that require acknowledging copyright owners).
Regardless, Newcastle University continue to own copyrights to that piece of code and you
are allowed to use it in your project.
                
> [AMBER-11][AMBER-12] patch with Newcastle University Copyright
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-134
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-134
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Antonio Sanso
>
> Over in AMBER-11 and AMBER-12 someone (2 project members with a signed ICLA) have contributed
patch with a Newcastle University copyright.
> The Amber project has been on incubator fro a while and we would like to try to graduate.
In order to do it we need to solve some potential legal issue as the copyright.
> The copyright looks like
> /**
>  *       Copyright 2010 Newcastle University
>  *
>  *          http://research.ncl.ac.uk/smart/
>  *
>  * Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one or more
>  * contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file distributed with
>  * this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership.
>  * The ASF licenses this file to You under the Apache License, Version 2.0
>  * (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with
>  * the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
>  *
>  *      http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
>  *
>  * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
>  * distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
>  * WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
>  * See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
>  * limitations under the License.
>  */
> Is this code useable in Apache Amber?
> Is this copyright statement in line with Apache rules/policies ? If not are we allowed
to change?
> More details in [0]
> [0] http://markmail.org/message/p2taqtcvnxw4o6ri

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