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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 118518] Provide Terms of Use for http://* incubator Hosting
Date Mon, 28 Nov 2011 02:22:51 GMT

--- Comment #4 from orcmid <> 2011-11-28 02:22:51 UTC ---

The advantage of a ToU is that it makes clear the difference between incoming
and outgoing licenses.  The ALv2 is an outgoing license statement, even the
example is an outgoing statement.

So to tell people they are offering that license is fine, but there needs to be
an incoming way of doing it.

The current (Oracle) ToU do that reasonably well and the incoming license is
very close to the way an iCLA or SGA does it (those both being incoming
agreements).  I prefer retaining that because it is clearly good enough for
Apache and it is consistent with previous contributions.  

If we say, "contributions from here on out" we haven't said what outgoing is
for material contributed earlier and both those contributors and new users may
be surprised to find that use of the site is seemingly so heavyweight.

Finally, some version of the proposed structure, however whittled down, needs
to respect that there is presently material on the site that is not offered
under that license, and this proposal deals with that by using the same clear

The current incoming terms use ALv2 for code contributions and a generic
permission for anything else.  If it is all made ALv2 there is a lot more
wording and terms for someone to figure out because the outgoing ALv2 is a lot
to swallow.  The Patent portion is particularly weird for non-code.

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