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From "Lawrence Rosen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-168) Apache Third-Party IP Policies
Date Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:29:20 GMT

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Lawrence Rosen commented on LEGAL-168:
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"Question: What kinds of attribution provisions in FOSS licenses are unacceptable?"

There has been extensive discussion about CC-BY on this list, but the discussion quickly obscured
the underlying problem that relates to many open source licenses: 

     Our criteria for Category A and Category B lists of acceptable FOSS licenses 
     for third party contributions aren't clear enough to place licenses with attribution

     provisions onto the proper list.

Are there certain kinds of attribution requirements that we should forbid in licenses for
contributions to Apache projects?

/Larry
                
> Apache Third-Party IP Policies
> ------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-168
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-168
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Lawrence Rosen
>
> I'd like to help the Apache community to discuss Apache Software Foundation policies
regarding contributions of copyrighted works from third parties in order for us to publish
them at the Apache website. 
> This discussion is now scattered among many JIRA issues and email archives. For example,
a recent thread here reconstructed my own correspondence about this to the legal-discuss@
list in 2005 -- and then misinterpreted what I'd said then. So I want this new JIRA issue
where I am free to say what I want when I want to say it, without obstruction from issue-jumpers
and list-jumpers around here who try to discourage coherent arguments.
> I'll probably be wrong in some of what I say. I will sign my own comments here and I
will read (and perhaps respond to) any comments from anyone who signs his or her name here
also. I will particularly welcome comments from the attorneys on this list, at least those
who aren't too cowardly or too busy to speak up. If you don't enjoy legal controversy, don't
read this JIRA thread.
> Best regards,
> /Larry
> P.S. More to come....

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