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From Erik Abele <e...@codefaktor.de>
Subject Re: Is reuse of the Apache CLA allowed?
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2007 13:56:12 GMT
On 28.09.2007, at 03:00, Erik Abele wrote:

> Any opinions over here to extending the FAQ to mention re-use of  
> the CLA? (See below for a proposed addition, this came up on the  
> PRC quite some times now so might make sense.)

Since nobody commented (or objected) so far, I'll simply add the  
below A/Q to the end of the license FAQ [1] tomorrow.


[1] http://www.apache.org/foundation/licence-FAQ.html

> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Erik Abele <erik@codefaktor.de>
>> Date: 31. August 2007 13:19:17 GMT+02:00
>> To: Apache Public Relations Committee <prc@apache.org>
>> Subject: Re: Is reuse of the Apache CLA allowed?
>> On 31.08.2007, at 10:28, Henning Schmiedehausen wrote:
>>> Why? IIRC, we had similar questions in the past and we considered  
>>> the
>>> (I)CLAs to be "under Apache 2.0 license", so if someone wants to  
>>> copy
>>> them, it is fine. I would need to dig a little but I'm pretty  
>>> sure that
>>> I can find precedents for this.
>> You're right, with the usual disclaimer (have your own lawyers  
>> look at it, change ASF throughout your version, see below). As for  
>> the "Why?": Ted probably wasn't sure so just refrained from giving  
>> a reply...
>> How about adding something to apache.org/foundation/faq.html to be  
>> able to simply point people to it? Something like:
>> Q:
>> "Can I re-use (and modify) the ASF Contributor License Agreement  
>> [http://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.txt] for my own purposes?"
>> A:
>> "Yes, you are allowed to use and modify it. You just can't hold  
>> the ASF legally responsible if the document isn't exactly what you  
>> intended it to be. Therefore we recommend that you obtain your own  
>> legal advice so you know exactly what you are getting yourself  
>> into. Also, if you create or use a modified version of this  
>> agreement, you have to make sure that the phrase 'Apache Software  
>> Foundation' or any confusingly similar phrase does not appear in  
>> your version of the agreement (except to note that your agreement  
>> is derived and differs from the original agreement provided by the  
>> ASF)."
>> Cheers,
>> Erik

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