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From Bernd Fondermann <bernd.fonderm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: License for Google's patent
Date Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:10:17 GMT
On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 11:15, Ankur C. Goel <gankur@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
> Is the CLA available for public viewing ?

CLAs contain personal data, so generally: No, don't think so.

  Bernd

>
> -@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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