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From Chris Howe <cjhowe76...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Making a non ASF project, ASF friendly
Date Sun, 07 Jan 2007 01:15:33 GMT
jaaron, Hen, 
Thank you very much for taking the time to reply. 
Would it be possible for one of you to forward this to
the legal-discuss mailing list?  I believe one must be
a committer of an ASF project to subscribe.  Thanks!

Chris

--- Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1/6/07, J Aaron Farr <farra@apache.org> wrote:
> > On 1/6/07, Chris Howe <cjhowe76013@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Scenario:
> > > A project (Project A) is set up on Source Forge
> by
> > > individuals as the only legal entities.  Project
> A is
> > > setup under the Apache License V2.  What would
> Project
> > > A need to do beforehand to ensure that all code
> > > committed to Project A's SVN is available for an
> > > existing ASF project to incorporate into it's
> code
> > > base in  the following scenarios:
> >
> > From a purely legal and policy standpoint, any AL2
> licensed work can
> > be included in an ASF work.  So all your
> situations should be fine
> > just by having the sf.net project use the Apache
> License.  The only
> > tricky part is if a contribution is "significant"
> and that's only
> > because of policy not license restrictions.
> 
> I don't agree. Any AL2 licensed work can be included
> in an ASF
> distribution, as a dependency. In terms of
> committing a piece of work
> that is not under our IP (and is not covered by a
> CLA), the Apache
> license doesn't make it a given. You would still
> need to submit a
> grant or be covered by a CLA, and you would have to
> be responsible for
> the IP of the work. (I think... :) ).
> 
> Chris' scenario seems quite tricky, the most obvious
> one I can think
> of as a solution is to replicate the FSF structure
> of having the
> ownership be assigned to another party (ie:
> himself). IANAL etc - but
> I don't think the ASF CLA system gives us the
> ability to grant that
> work to someone else - ie: we couldn't do the
> reverse of this and give
> ASF work over to the 3rd party project.
> 
> Probably a good question for legal-discuss (?). I'm
> pretty sure I
> don't grok all of the ramifications etc so hesitant
> to say anything
> too strong.
> 
> Hen
> 
>

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