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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: I think individuals need SGAs
Date Thu, 02 Dec 2010 12:56:29 GMT
To my pleasant surprise, Sam replied on legal-discuss that an icla is
just fine -- though it's better if the person signing it actually
reads it first. I plan to make some more tweaks to the web site to
places that seem to say the opposite.

On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 6:52 AM, Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't even know which mailing list gets commit notifies of infra web
> site edits.
>
> On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 10:59 PM, Craig L Russell
> <craig.russell@oracle.com> wrote:
>> Hi Benson,
>>
>> I didn't see your edit. I might not be subscribed to the right list (yet).
>>
>> You are right. A pre-existing code base is not covered by an ICLA. A grant
>> is needed.
>>
>> Craig
>>
>> On Dec 1, 2010, at 2:15 PM, Benson Margulies wrote:
>>
>>> I've been thinking about Leo's email of the other day, and I think
>>> that my edit to the mentor page is not right and some guidance I've
>>> delivered to podlings is not right.
>>>
>>> I'd like to float my logic here and see how it gets shot at.
>>>
>>> As Leo pointed out, the CCLA has a specific section for granting
>>> rights to pre-existing IP.
>>>
>>> The ICLA does not. It has no schedule. It talks about contributions.
>>>
>>> When we import pre-existing code for a podling, it seems to me that it
>>> is dubious to characterize this as an act of 'contribution' by the
>>> historical authors, even if they are eagerly anticipating further
>>> contributions to the code in the incubator.
>>>
>>> Therefore, I think that I should edit my edit, and send new advice, to
>>> the effect that all historical contributors need to be covered by
>>> SGAs. Those could be in the form of SGA schedules or in the form of
>>> individual SGAs.
>>>
>>> --benson
>>>
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>>
>> Craig L Russell
>> Architect, Oracle
>> http://db.apache.org/jdo
>> 408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@oracle.com
>> P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!
>>
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