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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: End user code contributions to asf wikis
Date Fri, 28 Apr 2006 21:56:50 GMT
I'll move the discussion to legal-discuss@ just to make sure any bases
are covered that need to be (and nothing will come back to haunt the asf).

 -jean

Henri Yandell wrote:
> 
> 
> On Fri, 28 Apr 2006, Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> 
>> A user just posted an example -- with code -- to the Derby wiki:
>>
>> http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/DatabaseManager
>>
>> My first reaction is delight that a user has energy to do this.
>>
>> My second reaction is to wonder about licensing issues. Jira upload has
>> the handy feature that it prompts the uploader to check a box that
>> grants license to the ASF. The wiki has nothing like that.
> 
> 
> However, neither does Bugzilla. If the Jira upload box is legally
> necessary, we have much bigger problems than the wiki example.
> 
> Also, a user example on the wiki isn't something the ASF owns is it?
> 
> I imagine it's more like an email on the mailing list with a piece of
> code in it. The ASF is the owner of the compound work (or something like
> that) but the original author remains the owner.
> 
> Might be a legal-discuss question. Maybe all these types of things (and
> examples in books etc) just get rolled under the carpet as 'too small to
> be important'.
> 
> Hen
> 
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