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From Manuel Mall <man...@apache.org>
Subject Re: License grant
Date Wed, 01 Feb 2006 13:09:02 GMT
On Wednesday 01 February 2006 20:40, Leo Simons wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 08:05:01PM +0800, Manuel Mall wrote:
> > We would like to include a software module currently hosted on
> > SourceForge into the codebase of the Apache FOP project. The
> > developers who wrote the module have indicated their willingness to
> > do so (actually are very keen to do this) and we have their ICLAs.
> > What I don't quite understand is the additional software grant
> > (http://www.apache.org/licenses/#grants) required.
> >
> > On the grant form is says: ""Licensor owns or has sufficient
> > rights to contribute the software source code". In this case we
> > don't have a single Licensor but a group of people. How does the
> > form work in such a case as it seems to make the assumption that
> > the Licensor is either a single person or a single organisation?
>
> I think the answer is that every person from that group sends in the
> grant paperwork. The legal-discuss mailing list is probably where to
> query for an authoritive answer.
>

OK, I'll go to legal-discuss with this question. The problem is if I for 
example would be a contributor to the SourceForge project in question 
and would get presented with the form I won't be able to sign it (in 
good conscience) as I individually have not sufficient rights to 
contribute the software.

> I think that the receiving PMC is the body responsible for figuring
> this stuff out, so they should probably be CCed in (sorry, don't know
> top-of- head which PMC is for FOP).

It was a member of the receiving PMC (xmlgraphics) who send me to this 
mailing list for clarification :-).

>
>   http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/index.html
>
> Is the base URL for incubator-related IP stuff information.
>
> cheers,
>
> Leo

Manuel

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