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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: What is the legal basis for enforcing release policies at ASF?
Date Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:27:32 GMT
On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 3:44 PM, Benson Margulies <> wrote:
> The legal status of a work is not determined by the markings on it. If
> someone granted a license to the ASF, they granted a license. If a
> third party jumps the gun and grabs a copy, and complies with the
> situation, they're fine, including ripping out the obsolete markings
> for themselves.

I agree with Benson here. That said I'm still not clear where ASF stands
on "distributed" vs. "released" wording. FWIW: I liked Ross' answer a
few emails ago. That said, there's a separate thread on legal-discss@
that will hopefully clarify this once and for all.


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