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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-66) CERN license category?
Date Sun, 06 Dec 2009 22:25:18 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on LEGAL-66:

Text looks fine. I don't recognize the exact license but it's made up of elements of MIT/ISC.
Definitely Category A imo.


On Niall's question:

In terms of forking rather than using code, I think for any Category A license that is fine
provided the license is adhered to. Generally that means the common sense items of not removing
the copyright header. If you pull a function out of a file, take its header too etc. 

If we are forking another category A project, then I would expect our modifications to be
under the Apache License, 2.0. So put a LICENSE, NOTICE in there, add the Category A license
to the LICENSE file and the copyright information to the NOTICE file. Do not remove the 3rd
party copyright information from the original file unless we get a CLA/software 'grant'.

Generally it's preferred to remain on the 3rd party product and give the code back to them
from yourself as an individual using whatever process they require; but definitely understood
that there are times that won't/can't happen.


Category B licenses on the other hand are so placed because any change to them is going to
have to be under that Category B license. Modifying is not verboten, but for community reasons
we want to examine each use case individually (as we have a general direction of producing
software under AL 2.0, and not some other license). No concern however if an Apache committer
contributes bugfixes/enhancements they've created back to the original project - that's between
them and the project.

> CERN license category?
> ----------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-66
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-66
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Benson Margulies
> If OK, do we also add an ASL notice?
> // Copyright (c) 1999 CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research.
> // Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute and sell this software and
> // its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee,
> // provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
> // both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in
> // supporting documentation. CERN makes no representations about the
> // suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is"
> // without expressed or implied warranty.

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