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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [MENTORS] Third Party source
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:33:20 GMT
On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 6:13 PM, Greg Reddin <gredbug@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 5:00 PM, Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Jeff doesn't have to do it himself: that's just deference to his
>> wishes and ensuring that we don't pre-suppose or get them wrong.
>
> Ah, so there's no legal requirement to deal with here. Adobe cleared
> that up with the software grant?

>From the description you provided, it sounded like Jeff was employed
by Adobe when he wrote the code. Thus, Adobe actually owns the
copyrights via work-for-hire rules. And thus, Adobe has the right to
grant his work to the ASF under the already-filed Software Grant.

So based on my understanding from your description: yeah. We don't
need anything from Jeff.

To be polite, we ask his wishes (and he's already said "whatever", it
seems), but we don't *have* to ask.

Cheers,
-g

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