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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Harmony Podlling Quarterly Report
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2005 20:50:30 GMT

On Jul 28, 2005, at 3:34 PM, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> --On July 28, 2005 2:20:03 PM -0400 "Geir Magnusson Jr."  
> <geirm@apache.org> wrote:
>
>
>> The discussion is related to creating a policy for contributions  
>> made  to
>> the *mail list* that works for everyone.
>>
>
> No, that's not how it works.

That's not how what works?

> Changing the license terms for contributions posted to the mailing  
> list to only be X11 licensed (for example) would mean that we may  
> not be able to commit it to the tree under the ALv2 license.

Yes, that is indeed the rub.

geir


>
> For example, if someone (not a committer) submits a patch to the  
> mailing list and you have switched the list's licensing terms to  
> X11 (which does not include patent protections), it then means that  
> I can't commit that patch to our tree without requiring a  
> *separate* authorization under ALv2. However, if the mailing list  
> is as defined in ALv2, then the act of contributing grants the  
> necessary terms.  -- justin
>
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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
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