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From "Niclas Hedhman (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-60) Bugs found in 3rd party code
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2009 05:12:14 GMT

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Niclas Hedhman commented on LEGAL-60:
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The question has a "would like to provide the fix back to the original source", actually makes
the question irrelevant to ASF. There is no need to provide the 'fix' via ASF infrastructure
or release procedures, hence doesn't touch us at all. It will be a "fix" from one unaffiliated
individual or group of individuals to the project in question. Whether or not they also contribute
to ASF under different licenses are irrelevant.

> Bugs found in 3rd party code
> ----------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-60
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-60
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Henri Yandell
>
> Noticed one project asking on the list about patches they had made to an external 3rd
party library. Realized that we may want a specific FAQ item along the lines of:
> Qn: "In the course of developing an Apache project, we have found a bug in a 3rd party
dependency, and would like to provide the fix we have created back to the original source.
Can it be licensed under the original source's license? "
> ---
> In some sense this is a no-op. The submitter licenses their code to the ASF and are welcome
to license it to someone else. There is room for greyness if the individual submitting the
code to the ASF is not the individual submitting it to the upstream source. I don't see us
caring but the details there might get tricky.

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