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From Hernan Cunico <>
Subject Re: important: License issues in Geronimo 1.0 Samples
Date Thu, 02 Nov 2006 21:09:06 GMT
I think you pretty much nailed it, thanks  ;-)

I'll work on something and put a link on the Geronimo cwiki home page (we can't cover all
the pages)


Jay D. McHugh wrote:
> wrote:
>> 1. License issues like above might occur because of the contributors are
>> not accepting ASF licenses. Also it will not promote the ASF licenses. I
>> think you all will understand the importance of ASF licenses to the open
>> source community.
> I may be wrong, but I think the issue of license on content added to the 
> wiki came up before and it was stated that content added to wiki is (by 
> the nature of wikis) automatically freely available to everyone for any 
> use.
> It may be a good idea to put an official license policy onto the wiki 
> though.  That way, there should hopefully not be any future questions 
> about permissible use to it's content or the license that applies.
> Here is an excerpt from the license/copyright page from Wikipedia 
> (
> <excerpt>
> Contributors' rights and obligations
> If you contribute material to Wikipedia, you thereby license it to the 
> public under the GFDL (with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or 
> back-cover texts). In order to contribute, you therefore must be in a 
> position to grant this license, which means that either
>    * you own the copyright to the material, for instance because you
>      produced it yourself, or
>    * you acquired the material from a source that allows the licensing
>      under GFDL, for instance because the material is in the public
>      domain <> or is itself
>      published under GFDL.
> In the first case, you retain copyright to your materials. You can later 
> republish and relicense them in any way you like. However, you can never 
> retract the GFDL license for the versions you placed here: that material 
> will remain under GFDL forever.
> In the second case, if you incorporate external GFDL materials, as a 
> requirement of the GFDL, you need to acknowledge the authorship and 
> provide a link back to the network location of the original copy.
> </excerpt>
> Jay

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