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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject Re: Relicensing to the Apache License 2.0 ?
Date Mon, 02 Feb 2004 20:01:51 GMT

The policy as far as I know is:

All releases after March 1st must use Apache License 2.0.

No agreement is needed as the only copyright holders to the ASF version of
the source is the ASF. While people retain copyright to their submissions,
they retain the copyright to their copy and not to the ASF copy.

It might be different for say ASF-members who have not signed the CLA, but
I would expect committers who have not signed the CLA to be the same as a

IANAL etc. Just passing on what I've seen said, which could be wrong for
all I know.


On Mon, 2 Feb 2004, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:

> Hi, the Apache License 2.0 has been released last month
> ( and it seems it will become
> mandatory for all Apache projects this year.
> I wonder what is the procedure for this migration, i guess all copyright
> holders, that's committers and external contributors, have to agree
> explicitely on the relicensing. This should be immediate for the
> committers since they signed the Contributor License Agreement allowing
> the ASF to license the code in any way. But the other contributors will
> have to be contacted to request permission for relicensing, correct?
> Emmanuel Bourg
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