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From Emmanuel Lécharny <>
Subject Re: ICLA/CCLA/SGA guidelines for GitHub or multi-entity projects was: [Groovy] Next steps...
Date Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:50:25 GMT
Le 26/03/15 15:11, Upayavira a écrit :
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2015, at 01:31 PM, Emmanuel Lécharny wrote:
>> I think we are going a bit too far here.
>> Groovy has been under the AL 2.0 license since it moves from BSD (back
>> in 2003). AL 2.0 says :
>> " Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, each Contributor
>> hereby grants to You a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge,
>> royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare
>> Derivative Works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and
>> distribute the Work and such Derivative Works in Source or Object form."
>> My understanding is that any groovy contributor, including the 5 initial
>> commiters, can grant the existing code base to The ASF, per the AL 2.0
>> license.
> My IANAL take:
> Almost, but not quite :-) No granting is required. The AL2.0 is a
> license that allows the ASF to do with it what it wants to do.
> Only the owner of the code can “grant” additional privileges. As we’ve
> noted, that’s an unclear thing. No-one has the right to speak on behalf
> of the many contributors to the original codebase without asking their
> permission first. Fortunately, we don’t need to do that :-) We can just
> import the code.

That's my understanding too. But a grant is required for incubation...

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