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From Henri Yandell <hyand...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Research papers in Apache project SVN?
Date Wed, 17 Jun 2009 17:32:32 GMT
On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 3:08 AM, Thilo Goetz<twgoetz@gmx.de> wrote:
> Jukka Zitting wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 8:56 AM, Thilo Goetz<twgoetz@gmx.de> wrote:
>>> Well, I'm not a lawyer either :-)  What I meant was, we have
>>> permission to put these papers up on our website, but the
>>> content is not under an open source license in any way.
>>
>> Sounds like we have a right to redistribute those papers in unmodified
>> form, so the case is similar to what we've discussed about standard
>> API jars and other similar resources (see LEGAL-36 and LEGAL-50 for
>> examples).
>>
>> The emerging consensus seems to be that such resources are OK for
>> inclusion in binary distributions, but should not be kept in the "work
>> area for our product development" [1]. The same thread also makes a
>> distinction between the "information space" for "production" (i.e. the
>> trunks, branches, etc. we use when working on our software) and other
>> spaces like project web sites or release distribution directories.
>>
>> Based on that distinction I don't think there's anything wrong with
>> publishing such papers on our web sites as long as they're kept away
>> from the normal source trunk and clearly labelled as non- open source
>> resources.
>
> That's the intuition we've been working under and the answer
> I was hoping for...

We license the sites under AL 2.0. People copy them. Are these authors
going to be happy if they find that someone has copied the Apache
website and is also serving up a copy of their paper?

Having their 'permission' doesn't tell us much. If it's not AL2.0,
then what is it?

Hen

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