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From Gianugo Rabellino <>
Subject Re: Initial code drop
Date Sun, 24 Feb 2008 23:30:21 GMT

On Feb 25, 2008, at 12:11 AM, Daniel John Debrunner wrote:

> Gianugo Rabellino wrote:
> \
>> I'm a tad concerned about this statement. Notwithstanding which  
>> copyright assignment were performed in the past, I just wanted to  
>> double check that every copyright holder of CouchDB code agrees to  
>> donate their software to the ASF via a copyright assignment. While  
>> individuals will still retain their copyright, the one and only  
>> way to work with Apache is with the foundation having code  
>> copyright assigned.
> The ASF does not use copyright assignments. The ICLA is a copyright  
> licence from the copyright holder to the ASF, not an assignment.
> The ASF claims copyright on the collected work.

Sorry, bad wording, thanks for pointing that out. Now, considering s/ 
assignment/license/g done, is everyone OK with that? My point is that  
licensing code under the AL isn't quite enough, the ASF needs to be  
able to deal with copyright as well.

Gianugo Rabellino
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