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#endif // vxl_copyright_h_
On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Joseph Mundy <mundy@...> wrote:
> Dear Maintainers,****
> Find enclosed new wording for the vxl copyright notice. This wording has
> been developed by Kitware and is proposed to replace the current TargetJr
> consortium copyright, which is sorely out of date and no longer relevant.*
> The wording maintains the spirit of the old TargetJr notice in that the
> software can be freely distributed without restriction. The main change is
> to eliminate the mysterious "TargetJr Consortium" and replace the wording
> with "VXL Contributors." If no objections are made in a reasonable period
> of time (one week), the old wording will be replaced and reference to the
> notice will be inserted in the source .h files.****
I'll add that the intent here is to correct the existing license, which we
feel is erroneous. VXL has always been advertised on Sourceforge as having
a BSD license. The current VXL license file contains something not exactly
BSD, but close. Furthermore, neither the TargetJr consortium or the VXL
consortium mentioned at various locations in the code are legitimate,
incorporated entities. And no contributors have signed an agreement to
transfer their copyright to any such organization.
This revised license is a standard 3-clause BSD license (
http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause) and attributes copyright to
"VXL Contributors". Well feel that this revised license reflects more
accurately what was intended when VXL was founded. The license of VXL is
BSD and copyright is held by the original authors of each file (or their
employing institution). No transfer of copyright occurs by contribution to
In the near future, we plan to make VXL's licensing more explicit by adding
a URL in a comment at the top of each source file that points to the VXL
BSD license file hosted on Sourceforge.