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From "Craig L Russell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-188) Apache License, version 2.0 terms
Date Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:18:20 GMT

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Craig L Russell commented on LEGAL-188:
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1. Including a .txt file in the application distribution is fine. It should be as high up
in the distribution as practical, ideally in the topmost directory.
2. Retaining notices in the source means that you must not remove any license text from the
source files of the Apache work. Generally each source file includes a several-line notice
at the top, which you must retain in the source. And if there are NOTICE files these must
be retained intact and distributed with the source form of any work that includes the source
files. 
3. The [name of copyright owner] refers to the legal owner of the code. Many developers of
code work for companies and their work product (intellectual property) belongs to the company
according to their terms of employment.

> Apache License, version 2.0 terms
> ---------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-188
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-188
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Alex Pipe
>
> Hello,
> I would like to make a few clarifications about the use of the Apache license. All of
the questions are related to the license text at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
 
> 1.	"You must give any other recipients of the Work or Derivative Works a copy of this
License". Will including a .txt file with the license text into the application distribution
pack cover this point?
> 2.	"You must retain, in the Source form of any Derivative Works that You distribute,
all copyright, patent, trademark, and attribution notices from the Source form of the Work".
There's a section called "APPENDIX: How to apply the Apache License to your work" at the end
of the page with the license text. Will including the boilerplate notice from this section
cover the "You must retain..." point or are we to include the entire license text into the
source code?
> 3.	In the boilerplate notice there's a line "Copyright [yyyy] [name of copyright owner]".
What should be inserted into the brackets [name of copyright owner]? The title of the developer
that produced the application that uses the component with the Apache license?
> Thank you for your help.
> Alex



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