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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject IP Clearance
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2011 09:41:59 GMT
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/public/trunk/site-author/ip-clearance/ip-clearance-template.xml
says that a software grant is required for an external codebase that is brought into the ASF.
With code that is licensed under an Apache license why is this required? Obviously, others
using Apache licensed software don't require a software grant from us to incorporate the code,
nor would we be likely to give one.  

I'm curious about this in particular since the question of what to do about Aether has come
up on the Maven dev list and it was categorically stated that the last Apache licensed version
could not be brought into the ASF without a software grant, even though Aether was born from
code that was part of Maven itself.

Ralph
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