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From Onno Kluyt <Onno.Kl...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Contributing to RI (SUN) and Apache...
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2008 18:27:39 GMT
Many of these questions are answered here:


On Mar 27, 2008, at 1:59 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> On Mar 27, 2008, at 1:39 PM, Wade Chandler wrote:
>>> No one can take an Apache project and do that.  Granted, the
>>> obligations placed upon the licensee by the Apache License are far
>>> lighter than that of the GPL so that it really doesn't matter, but
>>> still - there is a clear difference, and that is why I contend  
>>> that if
>>> you want a level playing field, some sort of agreement between the
>>> entity that is being granted joint copyright and the community is
>>> necessary to keep all actors equal.
>> Sure, but I still retain copyright on my own code in either  
>> situation, and with that code I can
>> do the same, plus they can't change the terms of the license of the  
>> code I'm contributing. Maybe
>> some future work, but not the snapshot.
> Oh, as a copyright owner, they certainly can :)
> How do you think they plan on supplying Java source licensees with  
> future updates when they have only one codebase, the OpenJDK codebase?
> geir

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