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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: New versions of CC licenses
Date Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:36:44 GMT
On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 2:52 PM, Lawrence Rosen <lrosen@rosenlaw.com> wrote:

> But when we approach Creative Commons, we should understand our own
> intentions. For example, is it our intention to limit FOSS contributions to
> our own projects if one or more of our commercial friends and partners
> doesn't like the third party license? Or if it will mean that they will
> have to renegotiate their commercial licenses? Or if it will affect their
> DRM policies? Or should we set our own criteria for acceptable
> contributions and acceptable licenses?
>

In many cases our commercial friends and partners are us.  Lots of folks
have built businesses assuming the ASF's current license policy.  As with
incompatible API changes, such changes to our license policy should be made
only reluctantly and with overwhelming motivation.

Doug

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