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From Richard Fontana <rfont...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: Author of Apache License V2
Date Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:42:24 GMT
I once heard someone speculate that Larry was the author, but I think
we can now rule that theory out. :)


On Tue, Oct 08, 2013 at 08:39:54PM +0000, Philip Odence wrote:
> For what it's worth somewhere I heard (and I can't remember from whom)
> that Brian Behlendorf was the architect of the license. I did a little
> googling and turned up nothing that could support that, however.
> 
> 
> 
> On 10/8/13 1:23 PM, "Lawrence Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com> wrote:
> 
> >A bit of additional history that is hearsay but perhaps confirmable....
> >
> >I heard several years
> >later that the principal legal input during drafting of ALv2, particularly
> >for its patent-related provisions, came from IBM attorneys. I also heard
> >that there were objections to certain ALv2 provisions from FSF and its
> >attorneys at the time that may have resulted in wording changes during the
> >drafting process. (Nevertheless ALv2 was deemed /incompatible/ with
> >GPLv2, a
> >problem which persisted until GPLv3.) FWIW, I wrote at the time that ALv2
> >was "much more robust" and "a dramatic improvement over its predecessor."
> >
> >People also told me that Roy Fielding was the principle leader of the ALv2
> >drafting effort within ASF.
> >
> >Drafting that license was not a widespread community effort that involved
> >many folks outside of Apache Software Foundation at the time. In 2004, as
> >I
> >was writing my book about open source licensing, ASF announced that its
> >board of directors had approved ALv2. That came as a surprise to me and
> >many
> >others, but we liked it. OSI approved ALv2 almost immediately, of course.
> >:-)
> >
> >/Larry
> >
> >Lawrence Rosen
> >Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm (www.rosenlaw.com)
> >3001 King Ranch Rd., Ukiah, CA 95482
> >Office: 707-485-1242
> >Linkedin profile: http://linkd.in/XXpHyu
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Danese Cooper [mailto:danese@gmail.com]
> >Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:40 PM
> >To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> >Cc: legal-discuss@apache.org
> >Subject: Re: Author of Apache License V2
> >
> >I would agree it was probably Roy.
> >
> >Danese
> >
> >On Oct 8, 2013, at 11:59 AM, Richard Fontana <rfontana@redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Wasn't Roy Fielding the principal author?
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 
> >> On Tue, Oct 08, 2013 at 11:51:06AM -0700, Ross Gardler wrote:
> >>> I've been asked who authored the Apache license V2. I've given the
> >>> "it was a community effort with advice from a number of lawyers" but
> >>> wondered if there are more details I can give.
> >>> 
> >>> The question came from a lawyer doing some background research.
> >>> 
> >>> Ross
> >>> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> >>> Senior Technology Evangelist
> >>> Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
> >>> A subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation
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