Hi Vishal -

I'm afraid we don't allow author or copyright information in source
files. Putting
one's own copyright notice is against Apache policy (and we are guided by
the rules of the ASF). The SVN logs will keep track of ownership details,
but it's not at all clear what copyright notices even mean once you have
granted license to the ASF by virtue of submitting your patch. To avoid any
confusion, we just disallow author specific information in the source.

I hope you can find some compromise with your legal department - I'm pretty
sure I know of other contributions from VMWare employees to open source
projects that don't have this restriction, so I'm hopeful that you can
resolve this issue.


On 26 August 2010 14:58, Vishal K <vishalm...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I work for VMware. My company tells me that any contirubtion that I make to
> ZK needs to have a line saying "Copyright [year of creation - year of last
> modification] VMware, Inc. All Rights Reserved".
> If portions of a file are modified, then I could identify only those
> portions of the file, if needed. No change to license is required.
> Needless to say, I am personally ok to make contirbutions without any such
> notices. What is ZK's policy on this? What would be a good solution in this
> case satisfyigng both the parties (ZK and my company's legal dept.)?
> Thanks.
> -Vishal

Henry Robinson
Software Engineer

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