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From "Marcus Holthaus (IMSEC)" <Marcus.Holth...@imsec.ch>
Subject Re: [Alois] Setting up the podling
Date Mon, 04 Oct 2010 13:56:34 GMT
Hi

thank you all for your support. Situation is as follows:
- All of the original work was contributed by paid employees. Legally, ALOIS
belongs to IMSEC as IMSEC paid for all contributions.
- I have signed the (original) SGA as I am the IMSEC company owner and will
hand that in.
- Additionally, I have signed CLAs from all contributing current employees
including myself. I will hand them in these days, too.
- Except for one, all original contributors still work for the company. The
missing one left in 2007. I do not know if I can reach him and I do not know
if he will be signing the CLA, but technically this should not be necessary,
as he too contributed to ALOIS under a paid contract as an employee.

I hope this is sufficient. Please let me know if otherwise.


-- Marcus

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Am 29.09.2010 01:06, schrieb Marvin Humphrey:
> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 06:15:10PM -0400, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>>> Is it sufficient if the employer of the contributors signs the Software Grant,
>>> or is a grant required by every of the two developer?
>>
>> For a Software Grant, it must be signed by the entity with full rights to do
>> so.  In this case, it seems that there is no single entity that can execute
>> the Software Grant, so each person who has a copyright on the code needs to
>> send one in.
> 
> If I understand correctly, then it would depend on the relationship between
> the contributors and the employer whether the contributors had copyright
> interest.  If the contributions were created as "works for hire", then
> technically, I believe the contributors do not need to sign.  However, it
> seems to me that if the contributors sign, all ambiguity is avoided with
> regards to the employer-contributor relationship, so no dispute can arise
> later.  We have a similar situation with the Lucy grant, and I've chosen to
> include all individual contributors in addition to the employers.
> Fortunately, everyone seems to be available and amenable.
> 
> The Alois folks will have to modify the SGA form.  The Incubator IP Clearance
> page doesn't offer instructions on how to do so, but here's what I came up
> with:
> 
>   https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12455744/kinosearch_sga.txt
> 
> All I did was duplicate the signature section under LICENSOR, creating one
> entry for each party.  Hopefully that's legitimate, and the Alois one will be
> as well.
> 
> Marvin Humphrey
> 
> 

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