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From Niclas Hedhman <nic...@hedhman.org>
Subject Re: Harmony Podlling Quarterly Report
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2005 19:25:17 GMT
On Thursday 28 July 2005 22:59, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> Sure - every mail list at the ASF has been understood to be under the  
> Apache License for contributions, and if you choose to submit  
> something to a mail list that isn't intended for people to use, you  
> mark it as "NOT A CONTRIBUTION".
>
> Without this, no one could take anything from mail lists and use in  
> projects because they wouldn't have been contributed under a license  
> we accept.

I doubt this is legally binding to any degree what so ever. ( A formal 
reference to what you claim would also be interesting, since after 7 years on 
various ASF mailing lists, I have never come across that contributions over 
mail has implicit licensing infered by the non Copyright holder...)

Without a Copyright notice inside a mail ( and reference to any licensing 
attached to that ) posted on a globally public mailing list, would for sure 
be considered belonging to the public domain, where a "courtesy of..." is 
ethically right, but not required, in case of use.

IIUIC;
If I, the Contributor, have claims to something I publicly display, such 
display must contain any such claims. Without informing the audience, I have 
given up such claims.

IANAL, but we could check whether I am out sailing completely or not.

If this is case, then it is up to each mailing list participant to protect the 
works or forfeit the claims at his/her own discretion. Which "by default" 
then ends up being, chat along as much as you wish and anyone do whatever 
they like with the content of such discussion.


Cheers
Niclas


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