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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: Derby code copyright question
Date Mon, 04 Oct 2004 14:23:00 GMT

Jennifer B Machovec wrote:

> I thought it might be helpful to give some background on the "all rights 
> reserved" phrase.  The requirement for this phrase originated in the 
> Buenos Aires Convention of 1910, which provided that a copyright owner had 
> to make an express statement of the reservation of property rights in 
> order to have copyright protection in all countries that were party to the 
> convention.  Because of subsequent changes in copyright law that I won't 
> bore you with (but can if you really want....), this phrase essentially 
> became useless for works first published in the United States and most 
> other North and South American countries.  However, there are still a few 
> countries in which this is a meaningful declaration, and for that reason 
> IBM (and many other copyright owners, including ASF in its standard 
> notice) retain this phrase to avoid such an exposure.  It does not in any 
> way change or restrict license grants that are made by the copyright 
> owner.
> As far as the copyright notice in the individual files, while I'm not 
> certain that there is a problem regarding the Apache Derby reference, it 
> would be consistent with the ASL v.2.0 instructions to add a notice 
> stating: "Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); 
> you may not use this file except in compliance with the License."  That 
> should remove any ambiguity.

roy, does that answer your concerns or not?

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