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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: I think individuals need SGAs
Date Thu, 02 Dec 2010 11:52:43 GMT
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
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