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From Henri Yandell <bay...@generationjava.com>
Subject Re: Relicensing to the Apache License 2.0 ?
Date Tue, 03 Feb 2004 13:17:16 GMT


On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:

> Stephen Colebourne wrote:
>
> > No, the ASF owns the code, as it was donated at time of submission.
> >
> > Stephen
>
> I think it's interesting to compare this situation with the Mozilla
> relicensing. While Netscape was entitled to relicense the work of its
> employees (as the ASF is allowed to relicense the work of the
> contributors who signed the CLA), they spent a significant time hunting
>   down every non-netscape contributor to request the permission to
> relicense their code. IMHO the relicensing to the Apache License 2.0 is
> a similar case.

Could be similar. It would match the reason why the ASF is working hard to
ensure that all committers have signed CLAs asap [though whether the work
they have contributed would be rolled out if they cannot has not come up
yet]. I'm unsure on contributors.

Hen


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