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From Daniel John Debrunner <>
Subject Re: Initial code drop
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2008 22:56:42 GMT
Jan Lehnardt wrote:
> On Feb 21, 2008, at 22:02, Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
>> Christopher Lenz wrote:
>>>> So IIUC one prerequesite to getting the code into the Apache 
>>>> repository is having CLAs on file for all contributors? How do we 
>>>> know what the status is in that respect?
>> Has anyone checked the status of the switch from GPL to ALv2?
>> I found the announcement (link below) but not a lot beyond that. Were 
>> all the original authors contacted for the licence change or was there 
>> some form of copyright assignment to "couchddb"?
> Damien Katz is the sole author of CouchDB, Noah Slater's work is the 
> build system and Christopher Lenz developed the administration 
> interface. I contributed the initial Lucene part of the fulltext search 
> and some minor things. We all were aware of the License change and 
> informally agreed to assign any copyright to Damien. I don't know if 
> that is sufficient for the situation but that's how it stands :-)

Not sure of the legal details, but having a small number of existing 
contributors and they are all involved here (right?) should make it easy 
to resolve.


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