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From "Mark Thomas" <ma...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [compress] Including AL Code from other projects
Date Thu, 08 Jan 2009 16:16:32 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> 
> No, not everyone has the right to license their code with the Apache
> License.

Wrong. Anyone can license *their* code any way they wish.

If they work for a company and their contract states that
> the company owns anything they create under their employ, then they do
> not own it.

So is isn't *their* code.

> Also, who is to say that they didn't steal the code from
> some codebase (perhaps from their employer; think SCO) that isn't
> Apache-Licensed?

You can't prove a negative. They can't possibly prove they didn't steal the
code. More importantly the ASF isn't asking them to do this as we don't need
them to do this. The AL header in the code (or some other statement in any
form) is all the protection we need.

If we are ever approached by soemone claiming license or copyright
infringement we would investigate that claim and take appropriate action.

Mark



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