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From "C. Bergström" <codest...@osunix.org>
Subject Re: Apache project moving externally
Date Fri, 04 Feb 2011 19:24:45 GMT
Greg Stein wrote:
> 2011/2/4 "C. Bergström" <codestr0m@osunix.org>:
>   
>> William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
>>     
>>> On 2/4/2011 10:57 AM, "C. Bergström" wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> There's an Apache project that has somewhat stalled in development and a
>>>> small group of
>>>> developers are interested to take up ownership.  Has a handover ever been
>>>> known to happen
>>>> or is such a thing possible if the leaders for the project agree to it?
>>>>  By this I mean
>>>> like transferring some rights over to SPI or another FOSS oriented
>>>> non-profit.
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> Sam gave you good feedback.  One thing he didn't address was 'ownership'.
>>>
>>>       
>> This is of my own personal curiosity and not related to my original question
>> ------------
>> I do realize that the ASF doesn't in fact take copyright assignment.  It was
>> however my understanding [1] that the ASF's individual and corporate
>> contributor agreement is a superset of rights compared to the APL.  Thus I
>> thought the ASF can at it's discretion move to a newer version of the APL if
>> desired.
>>     
>
> With the rights from the CLAs and software grants... yes, we can
> pretty much license the code however we like.
>
> But. We cannot transfer those rights to individuals or corporations.
> We can only transfer them to another non-profit.
>   
Once again outside of my original question I wasn't even sure if the ASF 
board would consider such a transfer.  For example to an educational 
institute (University of Illinois), SPI or maybe one of the BSD foundations.

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