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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: Relicensing to the Apache License 2.0 ?
Date Sun, 08 Feb 2004 21:09:08 GMT

On 8 Feb 2004, at 04:55, Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:

> On Feb 4, 2004, at 4:51 PM, robert burrell donkin wrote:
>> On 4 Feb 2004, at 17:51, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:
>>> robert burrell donkin wrote:
>> <snip>
>>>> if you have any further concerns relating to possible ASF claims 
>>>> may i politely suggest that you take them to a more appropriate 
>>>> forums where those with authority to speak for the ASF will be able 
>>>> to provide goods answer.
>>> What mailing list could be contacted to address this concern?
>> license at apache dot org is ASF wide (and contains - or contained - 
>> some very big guns).
>> or possibly if you want to raise this with the jakarta pmc then 
>> either direct to pmc at jakarta dot apache dot org (for private 
>> discussions) or general at jakarta dot apache dot org (allowing 
>> public discussion).
>> it's nothing personal but the jakarta commons team simple don't have 
>> the authority to decide legal matters such as these. it's very 
>> important that all matters such as these are raised with the ASF 
>> officers (or at the very least with ASF committees that have legal 
>> standing).
> What's the legal matter to be decided?

(as i understand it) emmanuel bourg suspects that the ASF has only a 
license to use from contributors (rather than a copyright transfer) and 
that it would be wise if jakarta commons contacted all contributors and 
sort their approval before changing to the 2.0 license.

- robert 

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