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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: Interpretation of CLA
Date Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:37:33 GMT
On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 3:30 AM, Eiji Takahashi <mashmk02@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> We have a couple of questions about CLA.
>
> Assume that we sent ICLA and CCLA to ASF and we contributed the code
> to one of ASF community.
> 1) If our contribution(s) contain our patent, do we need to grant our
> patent to the ASF products?
>  "the ASF products"
>   Case 1) contain our contribution(s):
>   Case 2) combine the product containing our contribution(s):
>   Case 3) not contain our contributions(s) and not infringe our patent:
>   Case 4) infringe our patent and not contain our contribution(s):

Please refer to this FAQ entry:

http://www.apache.org/foundation/licence-FAQ.html#PatentScope

> 2) What should we do to rescind the CLAs?
>   Is there other agreement for the cancellation of the CLAs?

Patent and copyright licenses granted by the ICLA are irrevocable:

http://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.txt

> Best regards.
>
> Eiji.

- Sam Ruby

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