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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Question related derivative code based on our Apache licensed code
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2012 00:11:26 GMT
On 17 January 2012 00:06, Joe Schaefer <> wrote:
> Kinda hard to claim you own all the rights to
> a patch when in 99% of the situations it's merely
> a derivative work of the thing you produced the
> patch from.

heh - good point. I think I was assuming we were talking about a patch
from a shared code-base, e.g. the original Sun/Oracle code. However,
you are right as things diverge this will become less and less the

> In any case if the patch will be applicable to
> either codebase, and the author of the patch
> deems it appropriate to include in either of
> them, there is no need to haggle further over
> it, from either camp.

Also true.


>> From: Ross Gardler <>
>>Sent: Monday, January 16, 2012 7:01 PM
>>Subject: Re: Question related derivative code based on our Apache licensed code
>>On 16 January 2012 23:40, Bjoern Michaelsen
>><> wrote:
>>> Hi Rob,
>>> On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 03:51:26PM -0500, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>> As far as I can tell, there is nothing that would prevent an
>>>> individual developer from submitting a patch to this mailing list or
>>>> to the LO mailing list and saying it was available AL2 or MPL/LGPL at
>>>> the receiver's election.
>>> Only if you are willing to ignore the rights of previous contributors upon
>>> whose work the patch is based and who contributed their work as MPL/LGPL/GPL.
>>Although Rob didn't say it he actually meant "an individual developer
>>from submitting a patch ***to which they own all rights***"

Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)

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