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From Craig L Russell <craig.russ...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: Clarification about SGA versus CCLA
Date Sun, 28 Nov 2010 16:13:27 GMT

On Nov 28, 2010, at 4:26 AM, Leo Simons wrote:

> Hey folks,
>
> On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 4:34 AM, Craig L Russell
> <craig.russell@oracle.com> wrote:
>> I think of a CCLA as a combination of an SGA to cover the software  
>> grant
>> plus an acknowledgement that people in the company are going to  
>> work on
>> Apache projects, whether on their own time or company time.
>>
>> So, if a CCLA is filed naming the software, a separate SGA is *not*
>> necessary.
>
> I always worry when we short-circuit the details like this: the
> opportunity for misunderstandings is there :)
>
> If and only if you fill out schedule B of a CCLA, then the CCLA also
> is a software grant as well as an agreement for ongoing contributions.

This is true, and perhaps not obvious if you don't actually read the  
documents... ;-)

Craig

>
> Corollary - if as part of incubation a company sends in a CCLA
> *without* actually filling out schedule B, then importing a large body
> of existing code on which that company claims rights could be a bad
> idea.
>
> I don't think we should spend too much time over-documenting how to
> actually use these documents -- in the end the documents themselves
> are pretty clear.
>
>
> cheerio!
>
>
> Leo
>
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Craig L Russell
Architect, Oracle
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