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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (LEGAL-93) Contributions from the US Federal Goverment
Date Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:02:59 GMT
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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