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    • Type: Task Task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: Graduating
    • Fix Version/s: Graduating, 3.0, 2.9
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      To quote ASF Board resolution from May 2004: http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/jakarta-jmeter-dev/200402.mbox/%3C4039F65E.7020406@atg.com%3E

      • In conjunction with the the discussion about relicensing and some
        copyright issues, the Board is establishing an official policy in this
        area:
      • each and every file must have exactly one Copyright line, specifying
        The Apache Software Foundation. additional individual or corporate
        copyrights are not allowed.

      (of course, binary files or certain restrictively formatted files
      cannot include the copyright and license, but the copyright/license
      header should be in everything possible)

      • for contributions of entire files/packages, it is permissible to
        include a section saying something along the lines of "originally
        written by ...". this text should occur after the copyright and
        license header.
      • author tags are officially discouraged. these create difficulties in
        establishing the proper ownership and the protection of our
        committers. there are other social issues dealing with collaborative
        development, but the Board is concerned about the legal ramifications
        around the use of author tags
      • it is quite acceptable and encouraged to recognize developers' efforts
        in a CHANGES file, or some other descriptive file which is associated
        with the overall PMC or release rather than individual files.

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          • Assignee:
            Harry Metske
            Reporter:
            Janne Jalkanen
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