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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: User facing web items
Date Sat, 18 Jun 2011 19:12:47 GMT
" Isn't that dependent on the terms of use of the specific site."

I say yes (IANAL, etc).  In the case of the site-wide terms of use, the default
is as good as the ICAL.  I don't think there is any issue except places on the site where
different conditions are stated.  I am yet to find an actual instance where [L]GPL3 is asserted
for site content except in a dual-license notice with CC-by.  I haven't looked at the forums
and at bugzilla and my wiki explorations are far from comprehensive.

With regard to Joe's remark, I don't think such tacit permission extends to repurposing and
sublicensing.  People can have their own objections, for whatever reasons, to having their
contributions showing up elsewhere absent a clear and visible terms-of-use, especially when
there are associated ideological concerns, not just personal IP considerations.

 - Dennis 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Gardler [] 
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2011 11:35
Subject: Re: User facing web items

On 18 June 2011 19:14, Joe Schaefer <> wrote:
> Ah, we don't need a license on forum content in order
> to host the forums at Apache.  People who post to the forums
> are implicitly granting the right of publication thru
> the website, similar to people who post to the mailing
> lists grant the right to republication in web archives.
> It's part of the nature of the service, and doesn't need
> to be spelled out in an agreement.

Isn't that dependent on the terms of use of the specific site.

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