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From "Ankur C. Goel" <gan...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: License for Google's patent
Date Fri, 23 Apr 2010 09:15:07 GMT
This is such a good news for the community. Is the CLA available for public viewing ?

-@nkur


On 4/23/10 10:57 AM, "Owen O'Malley" <omalley@apache.org> wrote:

All,
    We got the following email from Larry Rosen, Apache's legal counsel.

-- Owen

On Apr 22, 2010, at 7:49 PM, Lawrence Rosen wrote:

> To: ASF Board
>
> Several weeks ago I sought clarification from Google about its
> recent patent 7,650,331 ["System and method for efficient large-
> scale data processing"] that may be infringed by implementation of
> the Apache Hadoop and Apache MapReduce projects.  I just received
> word from Google's general counsel that "we have granted a license
> for Hadoop, terms of which are specified in the CLA."
>
> I am very pleased to reassure the Apache community about Google's
> continued generosity and commitment to ASF and open source. Will
> someone here please inform the Apache Hadoop and Apache MapReduce
> projects that they need not worry about this patent.
>
> Best regards,
>
> /Larry
>
>
> Lawrence Rosen
> Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm (www.rosenlaw.com)
> 3001 King Ranch Road, Ukiah, CA 95482
> Office: 707-485-1242    Cell: 707-478-8932
> Apache Software Foundation, member and counsel (www.apache.org)
> Open Web Foundation, board member (www.openwebfoundation.org)
> Stanford University, Instructor in Law
> Author, Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual
> Property Law (Prentice Hall 2004)
>
>



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