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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: Clarification of "distribution" under the SGA
Date Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:16:52 GMT
Is there a concrete instance of this question you guys are interested in?

Rob Weir wrote on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 13:13:10 -0500:
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Matthew Garrett <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org> wrote:
> > The SGA contains the following:
> >
> > "Grant of Copyright License. Subject to the terms and conditions
> > of this Agreement, You hereby grant to the Foundation and to
> > recipients of software distributed by the Foundation a perpetual,
> > worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable
> > copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of,
> > publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute
> > Your Contributions and such derivative works."
> >
> > and similar language for patents. Is a checkout of code from an Apache
> > svn repository considered "software distributed by the Foundation", even
> > if said code is in an unreleased branch?
> >
> 
> By way of background, this is recurring question that has come up with
> OpenOffice.  What is the status of code that has been contributed to
> the ASF by SGA, but but yet been taken through an Podling release, or
> IP Clearance and a normal release.  In that intermediate stage, what
> do we say about the ability of others to use the code?
> 
> IMHO, we can say little or nothing.  How could we if it has not get
> gone through a release?  The release via our due diligence and vote is
> the mechanism that we (the ASF, via a PMC) use to make a firm
> statement about code.
> 
> -Rob
> 
> 
> > Thanks,
> > --
> > Matthew Garrett | mjg59@srcf.ucam.org
> >
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