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From Andrew McIntyre <mcintyr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (DERBY-646) In-memory backend storage support
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2005 18:24:46 GMT
On 10/26/05, Satheesh Bandaram <satheesh@sourcery.org> wrote:
> I wonder if marking it "not for inclusion in ASF projects" might prevent
> others in the community to continue enhancing the patch. (to be later
> included in ASF) Would marking it "Grant license to ASF for inclusion in
> ASF works" with a comment that the patch is not ready for contribution
> be better, if the contributor chooses to?

There's not a clear definition of the two options on the JIRA page,
but the way I read it is that when you choose 'don't grant' on the
JIRA attachment page, you are not licensing your code to Apache under
the ASL and therefore it cannot be checked into Subversion or be
redistributed as part of an official Apache project.

I don't see it as precluding collaborative work on any code, but any
contributions you make to the other person's code are covered by the
copyright on the original code, which has not been licensed to you.
Which means at the end of the day, the person could take your
suggestions and go home without licensing the final product to Apache,
an unlikely but unfortunately possible outcome.

So, thinking about it, marking it as 'licensed to the ASF' is
certainly a better option for anyone who genuinely wants to contribute
the code to the project when they are done.

andrew

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