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From "Benson Margulies (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-93) Contributions from the US Federal Goverment
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2011 02:30:59 GMT

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Benson Margulies commented on LEGAL-93:
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Well, you're likely to see something that says, /* UNCLASSIFIED */, but that hardly helps.
We might see a FARS/DFARS notice, or some other text that refers to the statutes and regulations
that set out the policy about copyrights that you stated.



> Contributions from the US Federal Goverment
> -------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-93
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-93
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Doug Cutting
>
> Some folks who work for the US federal government want to contribute a codebase to Apache,
through the Incubator.  The US government is not permitted to claim copyright over works it
creates.  The Incubator requires a CCLA or Software Grant for codebases brought to Apache.
 Both of these forms require that the author grant a copyright license to Apache, but I don't
see how this is possible when the author is the US Government, which does not hold copyright.
 What's our process in this case?
> Similarly, how can an employee of the US Federal Government file an ICLA, since that
also requires a grant of copyright license?

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