[concurrency-interest] backport: what is the best way to acknowledge usage of backport?

Dawid Kurzyniec dawid.kurzyniec at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 16:15:07 EDT 2008


(And sorry for delayed response).


On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 2:11 PM, Tom Seelbach <tom.seelbach at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>  Apache Axis2 was recently updated to depend on backport-util-concurrent
>  3.1 instead of 2.2.   Axis2 distributes a copy of a backport license
>  like this:
>  http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/webservices/axis2/trunk/java/legal/backport-util-concurrent-LICENSE.txt?revision=553578&view=markup
>  Looks like its outdated.  I looked at the backport 3.1 code and README
>  and it seems that the attribution to Sun for the CopyOnWriteArrayList
>  hasn't been needed since 2.0_01?
>  Could someone recommend the best way to update the axis2 license for
>  backport?
>  I see some relevant info in 3 files: LEGAL, README.html (License
>  section) and LICENSE.html.
>  It's kinda confusing to have the legal and license info in 3 files.
>  Maybe it's best that in axis2 we combine them like this:
>  ========================================================
>  Acknowledgements:
>  backport-util-concurrent is based in large part on the public
>  domain sources from:
>    1) JSR166,
>    2) package dl.util.concurrent,
>    3) Doug Lea's "collections" package.
>  This software is released to the public domain
>  ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain )
>  in the spirit of the original code written by Doug Lea.
>  The code can be used for any purpose, modified, and redistributed
>  without acknowledgment. No warranty is provided, either express or implied.
>  Following  is a copy of http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain
>  Creative Commons Public Domain
>  Copyright-Only Dedication (based on United States law) or Public Domain
>  Certification
>  The person or persons who have associated work with this document
>  (the "Dedicator" or "Certifier") hereby either (a) certifies that, to the
>  best of his knowledge, the work of authorship identified is in the
>  public domain of the country from which the work is published, or (b)
>  hereby dedicates whatever copyright the dedicators holds in the work of
>  authorship identified below (the "Work") to the public domain. A
>  certifier, moreover, dedicates any copyright interest he may have in the
>  associated work, and for these purposes, is described as a "dedicator"
>  below.
>  A certifier has taken reasonable steps to verify
>  the copyright status of this work. Certifier recognizes that his good
>  faith efforts may not shield him from liability if in fact the work
>  certified is not in the public domain.
>  Dedicator makes this dedication for the benefit of the public at large and
>  to the detriment of the Dedicator's heirs and successors. Dedicator intends
>  this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of
>  all present and future rights under copyright law, whether vested or
>  contingent, in the Work. Dedicator understands that such relinquishment
>  of all rights includes the relinquishment of all rights to enforce (by
>  lawsuit or otherwise) those copyrights in the Work.
>  Dedicator recognizes that, once placed in the public domain, the Work
>  may be
>  freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, used, modified, built
>  upon, or otherwise exploited by anyone for any purpose, commercial or
>  non-commercial, and in any way, including by methods that have not yet
>  been invented or conceived.
>  ===============================
>  Does this make sense?
>  thanks,
>  Tom
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