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From Richard Fontana <rfont...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: ICLA US Government
Date Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:32:32 GMT
I'd redraft that section 2. In any case I understand the longstanding ASF policy is 'use our
standard CLAs, no special cases'.

----- Original Message -----
> I got into programming for the tricky logic problems. Look like I should
> have been a lawyer. :)
> 
> For another open source project that uses the Apache License and ICLAs,
> I joined using a modified ICLA (attached). If we s/CS/Apache/ and
> s/Orekit/Commons/ would it be acceptable? I think it clears up the
> worldwide issue and explicitly states "public domain with no license".
> 
> Best Regards,
> Evan
> 
> On Thu 06 Mar 2014 03:46:31 PM EST, Richard Fontana wrote:
> >
> > But the point is that US government works for which copyright is
> > excluded domestically may not have the same exclusion as to copies of
> > those same works published in other countries.
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > True, but public domain is a concept in all modern copyright systems.
> >
> > Moral right treatments differ, but I don't think that the Apache
> > ICLA addresses that anyway.
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 5:55 AM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com
> > <mailto:jim@jagunet.com>> wrote:
> >
> > We also need to recall that US Copyright Law is not the
> > sole one in existence ;)
> >
> > On Mar 6, 2014, at 2:36 AM, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com
> > <mailto:ted.dunning@gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > You may not be the copyright owner, but you can grant a
> > license to public domain works.
> > >
> > > As can I or anyone else.
> > >
> > > The fact that the the licensee doesn't need the license is
> > irrelevant.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
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