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From Noah Slater <nsla...@tumbolia.org>
Subject Re: difference between 'publishing' to SVN and in a release
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2012 08:22:46 GMT
This FAQ is missing one crucial piece of information: what do we do if
something of a questionable legal perspective IS committed to a repository?
Either as part of an initial code import, or accidentally during any other

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 8:33 PM, Upayavira <uv@odoko.co.uk> wrote:

> It has been suggested that a recent topic that appeared on
> general@incubator be added to the www.apache.org/legal/resolved page.
> My suggestion would be to add the following:
> Q. What code can be added to Apache's public SVN or GIT (and how does
> this differ from what can be included in releases)?
> A. Projects are free to check in IP that is dubious from a *policy*
> perspective (i.e. incompatible with Apache License), but should not, as
> check in anything that is dubious from a *legal* perspective (i.e. it
> is not and should not be public, or we don't have rights to
> distribute). While we may not consider putting stuff into SVN as
> publishing or distributing, others might not agree with that. Best is
> to make sure it is only license compatibility issues that exist before
> code is checked in.
> Thoughts?
> Upayavira
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