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From Henri Yandell <hyand...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Is the ASF legal team available to talk to lawyers from a potential contributor?
Date Sun, 18 Apr 2010 16:23:31 GMT
I'll forward this on to our private legal mailing list as it's a
request to the ASF and it's legal representatives.


On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 9:50 PM, Jeremy Thomerson
<jthomerson@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> Hello legal team,
>   I was on-site this week with a large company that is using Wicket,
> consulting for them to assist with their adoption of the project.  They have
> quite a few very talented developers who are enthusiastic about using Wicket
> (as well as other Apache products) and would like to be able to contribute
> back.
>   The problem is that their company has historically had a very stringent
> set of rules pertaining to their intellectual property and any work that
> they created.  Now, they are starting to get more support for using open
> source projects (especially ASL-licensed projects), and they would like to
> take it further by contributing.  To do this, their lawyers will need some
> questions answered to satisfy their concerns.
>   So, the question I have is this:  Is there an avenue for having the ASF
> lawyers talk to their lawyers, or provide some consulting to assist them
> with their open source policies?  Because of a very exacting NDA, I can not
> even give their name or contact information, but I can pass ASF contact
> information on to them.  Where should I point them to get assistance?  They
> have several thousand developers and could potentially provide nice support
> for various projects within the ASF ecosystem.
> Best regards,
> Jeremy Thomerson
> Apache Wicket PMC Member

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