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From "Owen O'Malley" <...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: is it possible to commit if you have previously worked at google?
Date Sat, 16 Aug 2008 00:03:52 GMT
On Aug 15, 2008, at 2:00 PM, Brendan Miller wrote:

> Is it possible to commit to hadoop given I have worked at google in
> the past and used the original mapreduce and bigtable to write
> applications? Would I need to seek google's permission, or have they
> already given blanket permission? Are there legal entanglements?

I am not a lawyer. In general, Apache doesn't care who your previous  
employers are. It is your responsibility to make sure that you don't  
contribute code that you aren't authorized to license to the ASF. A  
more appropriate forum for questions like this is legal-discuss@apache.org 
.

-- Owen

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