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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: IP Clearance
Date Fri, 29 Jul 2011 19:22:36 GMT

On Jul 29, 2011, at 11:35 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 2:11 PM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:
>> 
>> If I chose to take a work such as Aether and commit it I would be the one how has
verified the provenance of the code.
> 
> Please read section 7 of the ICLA:
> 
> http://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.txt
> 
>> Sure it does. But OOo wasn't an existing project under an Apache License. If it had
already been under the Apache license what "IP clearance" is there to do?
> 
> Again, lets discuss the ICLA.  From the ICLA that you signed:
> 
> (a) "complete details of its source" and (b) "Submitted on behalf of a
> third-party: [named here]"
> 
> How do you propose satisfying (a) and who would you name in (b)?
> 
> Note that I have never said that an SGA is required.  I have
> consistently stated that if one is not provided, you have substantial
> "homework" to do.  If you are willing to verify the provenance,
> document the results, have it reviewed by the Maven PMC and Legal
> Affairs, and publish the results on the Intellectual property
> clearance[1] page, then you are good to go.
> 
> I'll even state that if what you provide is agreed to by the PMC and
> by Legal Affairs but does not exactly match the template that has been
> provided, then I will work with you and the Infrastructure team to
> either get the template modified or to get an exception approved.
> 
> - Sam Ruby
> 
> [1] http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/index.html


Thanks Sam. This is a very good answer to my question.

Ralph
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