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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: Wookie IP clearance
Date Thu, 23 Jul 2009 00:08:27 GMT
I was going to propose that whatever the next project approved for the  
incubator is that it should be required to be named "Foo".

Ralph

On Jul 22, 2009, at 8:42 AM, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> Are we cool with the name 'wookie' as a mark??
>
> On Jul 20, 2009, at 2:43 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:
>
>> In the wookie proposal I recommended that the consortium agreement  
>> for
>> the donating project be examined to ensure that none of the other
>> institutions can lay claim to any IP in the code.
>>
>> I now have a copy of the consortium agreement and can confirm that  
>> it says:
>>
>> "The Parties agree to disseminate and distribute their products  
>> widely
>> and for free using OSI certified Open Source licenses and Creative
>> Common licenses. To avoid a conflict of interests between Open Source
>> and Proprietary Approaches any use of Pre-existing Know-How (know-how
>> and software), will be strictly done:
>>
>>   * in good faith that it will not prevent the creation of a final
>> system which can work without being depending on the Pre-existing
>> Know-how and its licenses; or
>>   * to explore as a test case on how Pre-existing Know-how can be
>> integrated as an optional component."
>>
>> The project team have confirmed verbally that no third parties  
>> outside
>> of this agreement have contributed to the code base, I am in the
>> process of confirming that no third parties inside the agreement have
>> contributed code.
>>
>> In my opinion this is sufficient for the ASF to accept this
>> contribution (once (i)CLAs are in place). Speak up if you think
>> differently.
>>
>> Ross
>>
>> -- 
>> Ross Gardler
>>
>> OSS Watch - supporting open source in education and research
>> http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk
>>
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