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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Heron Grant Status & Monthly Reporting
Date Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:11:00 GMT
I believe the code in question is code imported from other projects (e.g.
Apache Storm) which was not written by employees of Twitter.

On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 1:05 PM Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:

> Hi -
>
> Isn't the question of copyright between Twitter and the author. Isn't it
> likely that the author was working for hire which means that Twitter does
> have copyright? If there is a question here then isn't this a question for
> legal-discuss@?
>
> Regards,
> Dave
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 15, 2017, at 9:28 AM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 11:25 AM Bertrand Delacretaz <
> > bdelacretaz@codeconsult.ch> wrote:
> >
> >> On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 3:09 AM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
> >> wrote:
> >>> ...I'd like to understand why Heron is inclined to do a SGA rather
> >>> than ICLAs....
> >>
> >> IANAL but my understanding is that the software is donated by its
> >> copyright owner.
> >>
> >> Java files found under https://github.com/twitter/heron have a
> >> "Copyright 2017 Twitter" header.
> >>
> >> My conclusion is that a software grant needs to be provided by Twitter.
> >>
> >
> > The key word here is "donated."  Right now there are licensing issues
> > within the Heron code base that need to be resolved.  However, all of the
> > originally developed code is Apache License, v2.  Twitter doesn't
> actually
> > own the copyright on all of the code (see [1] as an example), because of
> > that I'm not sure a grant would actually be valid at this time.  When
> > they're ready to remove the twitter headers in favor of the ASF standard
> > headers that would be when I expect a grant to be processed.
> >
> >
> > [1]:
> >
> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/64bbb16137225217a5626108801a4fc2ed940382000204f8633aa378@%3Cdev.heron.apache.org%3E
> >
> >
> >
> >>
> >> -Bertrand
> >>
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