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From "Cliff Schmidt" <>
Subject Re: Copyright statements
Date Tue, 13 Jun 2006 15:09:27 GMT
On 6/13/06, Nolan, Edell <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I think we should go with the new one if there are no objections.
> I actually have one more question - In Yoko we are using a tool from
> celtix to generate
> Some java classes - to pass incubation do these generated java classes
> need this header in them as well.

Yes -- if the source files appear in an Apache distribution, they
should have the header.  Otherwise, the user might not be sure what
the terms are for those files.  As you are probably aware, we
sometimes include third-party code under other licenses, so it's
important to be clear how each file is licensed.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cliff Schmidt []
> Sent: 13 June 2006 15:57
> To:
> Subject: Re: Copyright statements
> On 6/13/06, Nolan, Edell <> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Can I just confirm that this is the correct copyright notice for all
> > new files in Yoko.
> I'm glad you asked.  There's actually a new header that you should use.
> I've copied the entire policy below, but go straight to B.2 to see what
> you should use instead of what you proposed (the old version).  The
> board recently approved this new header, and I've alert people on
> legal-discuss@, but I'm just a day or two away from sending out the
> broad email to committers@.
> You can still use the old header until August 1st, but you probably want
> to start with the new one now.
> Let me know if you have any questions.
> Cliff
> --- New copyright notice and source header policy ---
>   0. The term "third-party work" refers to a work not submitted directly
> to the ASF by the copyright owner or owner's agent.
>   1. Do not modify or remove any copyright notices or licenses within
> third-party works.
>   2. Do not add the standard Apache License header to the top of any
> third-party source files.
>   3. Minor modifications/additions to third-party source files should
> typically be licensed under the same terms as the rest of the source for
> convenience.
>   4. Major modifications/additions to third-party should be dealt with
> on a case-by-case basis by the PMC.
>   0. This section refers only to works submitted directly to the ASF by
> the copyright owner or owner's agent.
>   1. If the source file is submitted with a copyright notice included in
> it, the copyright owner (or owner's agent) must either:
>     a. remove such notices, or
>     b. move them to the NOTICE file associated with each applicable
> project release, or
>     c.  provide written permission for the ASF to make such removal or
> relocation of the notices.
>   2. Each source file should include the following license header --
> note that there should be no copyright notice in the header:
>            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
>            Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
>            software distributed under the License is distributed on an
>            KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
>            specific language governing permissions and limitations
>            under the License.
>   0. Every Apache distribution should include a NOTICE file in the top
> directory, along with the standard LICENSE file
>   1. The top of each NOTICE file should include the following text,
> suitably modified to reflect the product name and year(s) of
> distribution of the current and past versions of the product:
>           Apache [PRODUCT_NAME]
>           Copyright [yyyy] The Apache Software Foundation
>           This product includes software developed at
>           The Apache Software Foundation (
>   2. The remainder of the NOTICE file is to be used for required
> third-party notices.  The NOTICE file may also include copyright notices
> moved from source files submitted to the ASF (see B.1.).

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