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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Podling use of StackOverflow
Date Sat, 06 Apr 2019 15:28:40 GMT
Craig

You are correct. I missed the distinction between their content and user
content.

As you say, nothing on SO can be incorporated into Apache anything without
separate licensing. This is a good argument for redundant answers on Apache
mailing lists.


On Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 6:45 AM Craig Russell <apache.clr@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> > On Apr 5, 2019, at 8:03 PM, Justin Mclean <justinmclean@me.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> >> Not by my reading. Contributions to the content are licensed to SO by a
> grant similar to the way contributions to Apache are licensed by a grant.
> It's not copyright assignment, it's "just a grant.
> >
> > I believe they become a little more friendlier and it use to be that
> they did own everything but now it CC-SA licensed, but it looks like that
> non-commercial clause also applies? Either it's best to ask owners
> permission to use anything from there code wise that end up in an Apache
> project.
>
> I totally agree. By Apache standards, any code/documentation/thing posted
> there is not available for inclusion into a project unless we get explicit
> permission from the owner. Just like anything you find by trawling the
> internet.
>
> Craig
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Justin
> >
>
> Craig Russell
> Member, Apache Incubator PMC
> apache.clr@gmail.com
>
>
>
>

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