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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: CWS licensing query ...
Date Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:13:39 GMT
On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 6:24 PM, Michael Meeks <michael.meeks@suse.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
>
>        Just digging through the code looking at some (re)-licensing issues we
> have to deal with, and I'm wondering about the license of code in Child
> Workspaces (branches in Mercurial).
>
>        It would be my hope (and for both project's benefit) that existing
> patches (ie. CWS), to the code that Oracle has contributed under the
> AL2, would also be available under the AL2.
>

I'm glad to hear that you are supportive of the Apache license and see
its benefits.

>        Is that the case ? reading:
>
> https://cwiki.apache.org/OOOUSERS/summary-of-apache-openoffice-34-ip-review-activities.html
>
>        I see:
>
>        "The ASF received two Software Grant Agreements from Oracle, the
>         first on June 1st, 2011 and a supplemental one on October 17th,
>         2011.  Presumably these agreements are available for inspection
>         by Apache Members."
>
>        "The list of files covered by each of these grants, were
>         extracted from the SGA and can be found in _these files_"
>
>        Which seems to just have flat lists of files, and I had a couple of
> questions:
>
>        1. Are those SGA's unmodified, and/or does the scope extend
>           beyond the plain list of files, and just one version of
>           them ?
>
>        2. Is the text of these SGA's made public somewhere ?
>           (prolly a FAQ) I'm confused by this 'Members only'
>           restriction that is presumed.
>

The SGA is schedule B of the CCLA.  You can read it here:

http://www.apache.org/licenses/cla-corporate.txt

But something to remember is that an SGA is not the only way code can
get under the Apache license.

>        Anyhow - glad to see Oracle has got close to the end of getting the
> code out there: good stuff. It'd be nice to get some clarity around
> those CWS' that are not yet merged, eg. Armin's nice work in CWS aw080.
>
>        It'd be really useful to have a statement on that - or perhaps I just
> missed an existing one, help appreciated !
>

Were there any other specific CWS's that you are interested in, aside
from aw080?

Regards,

-Rob

>        Thanks,
>
>                Michael.
>
> --
> michael.meeks@suse.com  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
>

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