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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org Apache Incubator Proposal: Splitting the Community?
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 18:22:18 GMT
On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 1:50 PM, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 6:21 PM, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
>
>>  Which is why I raised the question regarding TDF's ability to relicense
>> all
>> of the contributions it has received.
>
> As I understand it Noel, TDF accepts contributions under open source
> licenses alone and unlike ASF does not require a contributor license
> agreement, so is unable to relicense the last 8 months of work under any
> license incompatible with the ones used by those contributions.

Unable is a strong word.  I given that we are talking about
historically recent contributions, I would think that it would be
possible to identify and reach out to those who made these
contributions.  These people, after all, DO hold the copyrights.

In fact, these people can readily add themselves to the wiki right now
and send in an ICLA and commit these changes themselves once the
project arrives here; at which point the TDF has a clean base upon
which to build.

> S.

- Sam Ruby

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