[jdom-interest] Borrowing code

Jason Hunter jhunter at xquery.com
Tue Feb 8 18:45:25 PST 2005

Among friends it doesn't matter overly much, but it's never a good idea 
to replace an explicit copyright statement with your own.  If Jaxen 
would allow it, you can do like Mozilla does and keep the original 
copyright and add your own on the later changes.


Elliotte Harold wrote:

> I'd like to borrow some code from JDOM (specifically some parts of the 
> Verifier class) for Jaxen.  I think the licenses are basically the same, 
> and should be compatible. If anyone objects, please holler.
> One thing I'm not too clear on: it's my plan to take an entire class; 
> cut out the parts Jaxen doesn't need, change the package statement, and 
> move that into Jaxen. What should the copyright statement in the 
> resulting class look like? i.e. is it
> Copyright (C) 2000-2004 Jason Hunter & Brett McLaughlin.
> or
> Copyright (C) 2000-2002 bob mcwhirter & James Strachan
> or something else?

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