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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Subject Re: copyright on 2.0a
Date Thu, 09 Mar 2000 23:49:09 GMT
>It's under the modern BSD license, so you can basically do whatever you want.

True, but we don't like to maintain other people's code, and this stuff
must be maintained by the group.

>IANAL, I just need to retain the right to reuse this stuff in other projects.

That is part of our standard contributor license agreement (see below).
A pretty version will be distributed at the members meeting Saturday
for everyone to sign.  Actually, we may have two versions -- the other
one requiring that contributions be explicitly labeled as such -- based
on comments from one of the contributing companies lawyers.  I'll commit
both PDFs sometime tonight after the parties, assuming I don't collapse
from this stupid sinusitis.

But the signature can wait -- what is important is that you want to
give the ASF the nonexclusive right to make copies and derivative
works without having to go back to you every time we tweak the license.


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