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From Craig Russell <apache....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Guidance on copyrights in sample code.
Date Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:20:24 GMT

> On Jul 3, 2017, at 5:08 PM, James Bognar <jamesbognar@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> Hrm...that sort of complicates the example.
> 
> Here's the example code that creates an Atom feed DTO with a copyright...
> 
File file = new File("fileName");
Charset charset = Charset.forName("utf-8");
// read the copyright notice from the file into the copyrightNotice string
String copyrightNotice = 	org.apache.commons.io.FileUtils.readFileToString(file, charset);

> Feed f = new Feed()
>   ...
>   .rights(copyrightNotice);
>   ...
> 
> 
> How about just "Copyright (c) ..."?

My understanding of the problem is that RAT reports that there is a copyright notice in the
code.

Craig
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 8:02 PM, Craig Russell <apache.clr@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi James,
>> 
>> Instead of including "Copyright (c) 2001, Apache Foobar Foundation" in the
>> sample code, would it be possible/easy to "assume the copyright notice is
>> in a file and include the file contents here".
>> 
>> That is probably how you would want to do it anyway, considering the task
>> of updating copyright years should be limited to one file per distribution
>> in downstream users, similar to the single copyright notice that an Apache
>> project has in its distribution.
>> 
>> Craig
>> 
>>> On Jul 3, 2017, at 2:37 PM, James Bognar <jamesbognar@apache.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Need some quick guidance.
>>> 
>>> On the release vote for Juneau 6.3.0, Justin Mclean made this note...
>>> "There's a number of "Copyright (c) 2016, Apache Foundation” in the
>>> documentation you may want to update the year."
>>> 
>>> I tracked it down to sample code where the copyright statement itself was
>>> sample code.  (i.e. showing how to create an ATOM feed with an embedded
>>> copyright statement).
>>> 
>>> Can I change it to the following so that it's not flagged in the future?
>>> 
>>> "Copyright (c) 2001, Apache Foobar Foundation”
>>> 
>>> Or better ideas?
>> 
>> Craig L Russell
>> Secretary, Apache Software Foundation
>> clr@apache.org http://db.apache.org/jdo
>> 
>> 
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Craig L Russell
Secretary, Apache Software Foundation
clr@apache.org http://db.apache.org/jdo


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