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From "Steve Huston" <shus...@riverace.com>
Subject RE: Recently checked in Windows code
Date Fri, 05 Jun 2009 13:05:08 GMT
Ok, the situation is a bit better than I thought... This is the
license governing code samples from the msdn blog - I believe if I
insert this in the affected file, it's good.

I've cc'd legal-discuss for an opinion.



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Huston [mailto:shuston@riverace.com] 
> Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 8:55 AM
> To: 'dev@qpid.apache.org'
> Subject: RE: Recently checked in Windows code
> Hi Andrew,
> > I have some concerns about the copyright/licensing of the 
> > following new checked in file:
> I understand... First, the code I checked in is not from the 
> cited source - it changed along the way and I didn't update 
> the attribution. However, the code that _is_ in the file is 
> adapted from an MSDN blog posting - I'll check out what 
> license, if any, applies to it and resolve as needed.
> Sorry for the sloppiness. I'll get it resolved ASAP.
> -Steve
> > ------------------------- cpp/src/tests/background.ps1
> > -------------------------
> > # From
> > http://ps1.soapyfrog.com/2007/01/22/running-pipelines-in-the-b
> ackground/
> # Copyright C 2006-2009 Adrian Milliner
> ...
> I couldn't tell if any of the code in the file is lifted from the
> website mentioned but the license on the page there is 
> Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 License.
> In any event this code needs to have an apache license on it if it's
> original, but if the code is directly lifted from a website under
> CC license is it compatible with the apache licensing?
> Steve can you comment on the originality of the code?
> Sorry to be a pain, but the correct licensing of our code is 
> important.
> Andrew

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