Copyright: 2000—2004, Brett McLaughlin
2000—2011, Jason Hunter <email@example.com>
2011—2017, Rolf Lear <firstname.lastname@example.org>
2018, Nikolay Chashnikov <Nikolay.Chashnikov@jetbrains.com>
Subject: Re: License clarification on jdom source files
From: Rolf <email@example.com>
Date: 01/12/2014 12:33 PM
To: Emmanuel Bourg <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jason Hunter <email@example.com>
All source code in JDOM is licensed and copyrighted the same way. This
license is available in the root folder of all distributions, as well
as on the JDOM site, and in the root of the source code.
For convenience, it is also inserted in (apparently not all) the
I have inspected these files and can assure you that:
1. those files were all personally written by me with the exception of
2. the license for those files (including TestIds.java) is the same
as all other files in JDOM, as expressed in the LICENSE.txt file here:
All these files are in the contrib package, which is not commonly
used by JDOM users. It is not likely that you are using, or shipping
these files. Are you sure this impacts your uncertainty?
Regardless, the ommission of the duplication of the licence text at
the top of the files is an ommission that can be corrected. Not that
I do not plan to do a new JDOM release just to get this header data
in to source code which is already licensed that way..
On 11/01/2014 2:55 PM, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:
> Hi Rolf,
> I'm trying to package jdom 2 for Debian/Ubuntu but I'm blocked by a
> licensing uncertainty on some source files. These files are missing a
> license header:
> Do you think you could add a header to clarify the situation ?
> Thank you,
> Emmanuel Bourg
Copyright: 2008, Marcus Better
2011, Damien Raude-Morvan
2013, Emmanuel bourg
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