Copyright notice referring a company other than Sun
Phil.Race at Sun.COM
Thu Jun 18 11:34:58 PDT 2009
Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Hi Phil,
> On Thu, 2009-06-18 at 11:13 -0700, Phil Race wrote:
>> I think it likely matters to (say) commercial licensees who also get the
>> JDK code
>> to know that Sun has a copyright in the file, or even just use the
>> binaries created
>> from those sources, which is why I think we'd always want it to be present.
> Sure, but that doesn't really impact the public project. That only
> really matters for your proprietary internal fork of the code. If you
> wanted to you could just have a script add such a line to the whole
> codebase when you turn it proprietary.
That's very risky as there are files where its not the case.
>> And I don't understand the apparent legal nuances of this :
>> >they aren't granted the actual copyright, just a grant to the rights
>> associated with it
> As far as I understands it, but I could ask someone more legally
> schooled, it just means the copyright (statement) itself stays with the
> original contributor, only some of the rights associated with that
> copyright (statement), like determining the distribution policy, are
> shared with Sun through the SCA. There is a FAQ about it here:
I don't want to belabour this, but so far as I can tell from the
answers about "sharing" and "joint copyright ownership",
it means Sun is granted all the rights etc that you have.
Not just "some" of them.
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