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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Understanding non-release licensing at the ASF
Date Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:37:42 GMT

> On Aug 27, 2015, at 3:54 PM, Roy Fielding <fielding@adobe.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Aug 27, 2015, at 8:17 AM, William A Rowe Jr <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
>> But the operative function here is a license to our Copyright.  If the ASF has not
published, and therefore not copyrighted the code, the license has simply been granted by
another author.
>> 
> 
> Copyright is earned by creating an original expression. It does not spring into existence
by publication,
> nor by vote. It simply exists.

Yeppers... One does not need to declare copyright. The act of creating
the original expression also creates the copyright of said expression
(post 1989).
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