The example you are looking for is in EVERY open source project - no open source project can allow you to retain copyright or ownership rights to the code you contribute. If it would, it would not be open source.
When you contribute code, you transfer your ownership and copyright rights to the project, period end of story. Which is why you can't put the author or copyright notices on the code as you propose. VMWare owns SpringSource, which understands this - so if you are having trouble convincing people within your immediate team that this is how it's done, I recommend you get them in touch with the SpringSource folks. For the list, just think of any open source project you've ever used or could use: - Spring/Grails/Hyperic - Apache Tomcat - Jetty - Glassfish - Eclipse - Terracotta/Ehcache/Quartz - JBoss - Linux etc. On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 6:33 AM, Vishal K <vishalm...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Henry, > > I will check with them. Can you point me to the other open source projects > that you are referring to? Thanks. > > -Vishal > > On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 6:19 PM, Henry Robinson <he...@cloudera.com> > wrote: > > > 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. > > > > Best, > > Henry > > > > > > 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 > > Cloudera > > 415-994-6679 > > >