[jdom-interest] jdom and dom4j

Andres March Andres at ehealthcontracts.com
Tue Jun 18 08:56:25 PDT 2002

It is normal to include multiple copyrights to acknowledge the different contributions to the end product.

-----Original Message-----
From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo at metalab.unc.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 7:02 AM
To: Jason Hunter; Dennis Sosnoski
Cc: bob mcwhirter; jdom
Subject: Re: [jdom-interest] jdom and dom4j

At 11:05 PM -0700 6/17/02, Jason Hunter wrote:

>Hmm, yet I don't see any reference to the JDOM license as is required.
>Even if they rewrote basically all the code over time, I'm pretty sure
>it's still a derived work legally speaking.  That puts them in violation
>of the JDOM license since they removed the required JDOM copyright
>notice and the other license clauses.

I'm working a project (as yet unreleased) that will probably use at 
least some of the JDOM code base, especially Verifier). What would 
you consider to be the  appropriate way to include the JDOM license?

I'm particularly concerned about this initial clause:

  Copyright (C) 2000-2002 Brett McLaughlin & Jason Hunter.
  All rights reserved.

  Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
  modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
  are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
     notice, this list of conditions, and the following disclaimer.

It is my hope to release my code under my copyright, not yours.

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