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From Philip Odence <pode...@blackducksoftware.com>
Subject Re: Author of Apache License V2
Date Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:39:54 GMT
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)
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>
>-----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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