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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Guidance on copyrights in sample code.
Date Mon, 03 Jul 2017 22:43:34 GMT
On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 6:28 PM Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:

> That's confusing. Here are some questions and thoughts.
>
> A) 2001?
>
> B) the only Apache foundation is the Apache software foundation. What did
> you mean by foobar?
>
> C) you don't need a copyright notice on code included in the documentation.
> Save that for the copy of the sample code that you put into a separate
> file.
>
>
That's actually why I asked James to pose the question on the general
list.  I wasn't particularly sure if he found the right file, based on the
comments made by Justin and was hoping Justin could speak up to explain why
it is or isn't an issue, and if there's a way to include a sample atom that
wouldn't get flagged.  I had posed on the list "1955 - 1971, Fake Atom
Enterprises" which obviously would be an invalid copyright used only for
demonstration purposes.  (for those unfamiliar, US Copyright law started in
1976, entities prior to that date wouldn't have been valid).


>
> On Jul 3, 2017 2:38 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?
> >
>

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