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From "Lawrence Rosen" <lro...@rosenlaw.com>
Subject FW: Call for Comments - OWF Copyright CLA
Date Thu, 15 Apr 2010 23:02:06 GMT
Here's a copy of the Call for Comments for the Open Web Foundation (OWF)
Copyright CLA. Apache folks will recognize several familiar passages
borrowed from the Apache CLA. :-) /Larry

 

 

From: open-web-discuss@googlegroups.com
[mailto:open-web-discuss@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of David Rudin (LCA)
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 5:25 PM
To: open-web-legal@googlegroups.com; open-web-discuss@googlegroups.com
Subject: [open-web-discuss] Call for Comments - OWF Copyright CLA

 

Call for Comments

 

The OWF Legal Drafting Committee announces its publication of the draft OWF
Copyright Contributor License Agreement ("Copyright CLA") for public
comment.  The public comment period will close May 6th.  At that point, the
Drafting Committee will consider and respond to all comments, and will refer
a final version of the Copyright CLA to the OWF Board of Directors for final
approval.

 

The Copyright CLA and FAQ are located at http://bit.ly/aHqb7H.  To provide
your comments to the FAQ and CLA, select the text you're commenting on and
click on the "add a comment" icon (looks like a small yellow post-it note)
in the left hand column. We welcome your public feedback in that online
forum.

 

Unlike the Open Web Foundation Agreement ("OWFa"),
http://openwebfoundation.org/legal/, which applies to functional
specifications after they reach a final state and are published, the
Copyright CLA applies to copyrighted works you contribute to a specification
while the specification is being developed. The Copyright CLA provides a
license to your copyrights so that other contributors freely can include
your contributions - and elaborate on them - in the community effort to
develop the specification. It establishes terms and conditions for receiving
and using written contributions to a functional specification. It also
prepares the way for participants to sign the OWFa for the "final"
specification.

 

This Copyright CLA will form the basis of a series of future CLAs.  In
particular, the OWF Legal Drafting Committee is now working on patent grants
to be incorporated into the Copyright CLA to create a "Patent+Copyright
CLA". Both CLAs are designed to lead to the same OWFa for final
specifications. 

 

If you wish to learn more about the work of the OWF Legal Drafting Committee
or about the upcoming Patent+Copyright CLA, send email to either of the
committee co-chairs listed below. 

 

Thanks,

 

Lawrence Rosen (lrosen@rosenlaw.com) 

David Rudin (davidrud@microsoft.com) 

 

Open Web Foundation Legal Committee Co-Chairs

 

 


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