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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r691359 [1/8] - in /tomcat/trunk: ./ java/org/apache/cometd/ java/org/apache/cometd/bayeux/ java/org/apache/tomcat/bayeux/ java/org/apache/tomcat/bayeux/request/ test/org/apache/cometd/ test/org/apache/cometd/bayeux/ test/org/apache/cometd/...
Date Tue, 02 Sep 2008 22:37:10 GMT
Remy Maucherat wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-09-02 at 23:10 +0100, Mark Thomas wrote:
>> Remy Maucherat wrote:
>>> +****For the bayeux implementation*********
>>> +* Copyright 2007-2008 Guy Molinari
>>> +* Copyright 2007-2008 Filip Hanik
>>> +* Copyright 2007 Dojo Foundation
>>> +* Copyright 2007 Mort Bay Consulting Pty. Ltd.
>>> Personally, I don't like that. As far as I am concerned, I like the code
>>> in ASF repositories to be (c) ASF, as it's always been.
>> That isn't the case. The collective work is (c) ASF but individual
>> contributions are (c) to the committer / contributor that provided them. I
>> may not have used exactly the right language to express this - the
>> legal-dicuss list is the place to get a better answer.
> Is this code also (c) ASF then, in addition to the people listed ? (= if
> the code is copied, can it be only labelled (c) ASF ?)

It is the collective work that is copyright ASF. This is stated in the
notice file. We can only change/remove copyright notices in very specific

> If yes, then +1 for the code, otherwise -1 (please gives pointers to
> where this is approved and in which projects it has been done). should answer all your questions.

Looking at some other files there are a number of issues with copyright
notices that need to be fixed in addition to the removal of the COPYRIGHT file.

Therefore, I vote -1 for this contribution as it does not comply with the
published ASF source headers policy. I am happy for this contribution to
remain in trunk providing that the necessary changes are made in a
reasonable time scale.


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