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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanj...@opensource.lk>
Subject Re: Harmony Podlling Quarterly Report
Date Fri, 29 Jul 2005 01:19:17 GMT
On Thu, 2005-07-28 at 13:52 -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> 
> ASF mailing lists are protected to some degree by the community's
> acceptance that the work done on those lists will be distributed
> under the Apache license.  We have a legal argument (not a slam dunk)
> that nobody could possibly participate on one of our lists without
> knowing that the products we produce are under the Apache License,
> and therefore a person posting code would not be able to claim
> damages for infringing their copyright on redistribution.  However,
> that doesn't mean they lose their copyright -- they can still
> prevent us from using the code in future releases.

Could we not make it a slam dunk by putting some text in the
confirmation email sent when you subscribe to the mailing list saying
"you hereby agree that all email sent to this address are implicitly
licensed as ASL2"?

Sanjiva.



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