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From "Benson Margulies (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-93) Contributions from the US Federal Goverment
Date Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:29:00 GMT

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Benson Margulies commented on LEGAL-93:
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I don't see a problem with the icla. It grants rights to what they have rights to grant. When
operating on taxpayer dollars, they don't have rights. 

Have they supplied a sample of what sort of notice of origin is on the source files? I've
seen different things in different govt contexts.

> 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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