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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: IP Clearance
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2011 18:22:47 GMT
I would agree with this. But again, since the code is all under the Apache license the author
intended that it be used in compliance with that license - which includes distribution for
anyone to use for any purpose. So why is a software grant required?

Ralph

On Jul 28, 2011, at 11:17 AM, Brian Fox wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 2:05 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 1:36 PM, Brian Fox <brianf@infinity.nu> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Does an ICLA unilaterally cover every code an signee happens to
>>> write? I would think if those committers chose to commit it back then
>>> it would be covered, but if someone else does it, how does the ICLA
>>> come in to play?
>> 
>> Good point.  Here's the relevant text from the ICLA:
>> 
>>    that is intentionally submitted by You to the Foundation
>> 
>> So a follow on question to ICLA being on file would be "have we
>> verified that every person that made the commit is also willing to
>> contribute the changes that they made to the ASF?"
>> 
> 
> Given that it was developed externally by committers who could have
> contributed if they chose to, the safest answer to this is probably
> no.
> 
>> - Sam Ruby
>> 
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