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From Stian Soiland-Reyes <>
Subject Re: IP clearance for importing repos
Date Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:50:52 GMT
Yes, a full Software Grant is needed. This forms the basis of the
podling's code base and is a significant contribution that would
otherwise require IP clearance, the original contributors (the legal
copyright holders) need to sign a software grant, sent to

Only once the secretary emails the private@milagro list back to
confirm reception of the Software Grant can you import the code base

As your code base is Apache-licensed it should normally be sufficient
to have a software grant from the 'original' rights holder per
repository (Certivox?) - as any later contributions would have been
covered by clause 5 in the license:

However any larger contributions in the past may still needs to be
part of the grant (e.g. if NTT contributors added a new module rather
than just fixing some bugs, NTT should also sign the Software Grant).

For more details, see

On 11 March 2016 at 14:30, Nick Kew <> wrote:
> [note crosspost]
> The Milagro podling is looking to import several repos from github
> (enumerated at ).
> They're already Apache-Licensed.  Do we need a full Software
> Grant before importing to the Incubator, or is it sufficient to
> clear that before graduating?
> --
> Nick Kew
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Stian Soiland-Reyes
Apache Taverna (incubating), Apache Commons RDF (incubating)

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