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From "Gary Gregory (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-175) Distribute sample files from www.ferc.gov for unit tests
Date Mon, 23 May 2016 17:45:12 GMT

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Gary Gregory commented on LEGAL-175:
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This is the email I sent back in 2013 and got no reply:

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gary Gregory <ggregory@apache.org>
Date: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 8:51 AM
Subject: Distribution of sample files in Apache open source project
To: eqrtechnicalcompliance@ferc.gov
Cc: Commons Developers List <dev@commons.apache.org>


Hello,

We at the Apache Commons CSV project (https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-csv/) would
like to distribute the following two files in our project:

- http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/eqr/soft-tools/sample-csv/contract.txt
- http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/eqr/soft-tools/sample-csv/transaction.txt

As linked from the page http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/eqr/soft-tools/sample-csv.asp

We would attribute the source of the files to FERC like this: https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/commons/proper/csv/trunk/NOTICE.txt

Our project is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license: https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Do we need permission from FERC to distribute these file? If so, can we get permission and
how?

Thank you,
Gary Gregory


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> Distribute sample files from www.ferc.gov for unit tests
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-175
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-175
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Gary Gregory
>
> As part of unit tests for Apache Commons CSV, I would like to distribute two sample CSV
files from
> http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/eqr/soft-tools/sample-csv.asp
> - http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/eqr/soft-tools/sample-csv/contract.txt
> - http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/eqr/soft-tools/sample-csv/transaction.txt
> I do not see copyrights, licensing or text that says I cannot.
> Can Apache Commons CSV distribute these two files?



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