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Jakarta Commons CSV Codebase Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance Status


Implementation of a CSV (Comma Separated Values) parser in Java.

Project info

  • Which PMC will be responsible for the code: Jakarta
  • Into which existing project/module: Jakarta Commons
  • Officer or member managing donation: Henri Yandell (

Completed tasks are shown by the completion date (YYYY-MM-dd).

Identify the codebase

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not applicable If applicable, make sure that any associated name does not already exist and check to be sure that the name is not already trademarked for an existing software product.

MD5 sum for donated software: aaa5ffe2c1413ed1ece266663a4764f8 (OpenSSL 0.9.7d).

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2005-12-12 Check and make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been received. It is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the core code, and any new code produced by the project.
2005-12-16 Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.

Identify name recorded for software grant:

Netcetera AG / Joachim Hagger, CTO
   "CSV parsing and printing software including test and build
    files (all delivered as source code). The file contributed is
    found at:
    Dated 2005-06-05, 10:42:00, size 42KB"      

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Corporations and individuals holding existing distribution rights:

  • Netcetera AG. (Our contact: Stefan Rufer (
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