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From Mark Struberg <>
Subject Re: IP discussion
Date Sun, 15 Jan 2012 16:22:21 GMT
>  "Copyright 2011, Red Hat, Inc. and/or its
> affiliates, and individual contributors by the @authors tag".

To clarify this as well. This doesn't mean a 'shared' ownership! Usually this wording in an
OSS license is used to express that both the projects hosting and managing partner (Red Hat)
AS WELL as the original author have _full_ rights on this work (the authors of course only
for the part they did). 

Basically this says: Red Hat gets all rights to use this software, but the original author
_remains_ all this rights as well!

Otherwise Red Hat could not do _anything_ without first asking _all_ contributors (on the
very class) for allowance first ;)

So if Pete, Stuart and Jason originally wrote it and agreed to contribute this code, then
all is well.

Of course, having the ok from Red Hat as well would make things easier - because then we would
not need to scan all the files history to check if only iCLA signees have touched it.


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