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From Evan Ward <evan.w...@nrl.navy.mil>
Subject Re: ICLA US Government
Date Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:28:04 GMT
Update: Heard back from Daniel Risacher today. Apparently the NSA had 
the same concerns we have, but decided not to argue about subtle 
differences ("de minimis non curat lex"). Still waiting to hear if this 
agency will take the same position.

Best Regards,
Evan

On Thu 27 Mar 2014 03:10:55 PM EDT, Doug Cutting wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 6:46 AM, Evan Ward <evan.ward@nrl.navy.mil> wrote:
>> As Luc, said I can post the contributions to github (or JIRA) and make
>> clear that the project as a whole is under the Apache License, and my
>> patches are in the public domain. Then based on the Apache's legal FAQ
>> and Larry's earlier comments Apache is both able and glad to accept the
>> contributions.
>
> If you can do this, then you can sign an ICLA and commit these changes
> directly.  When you attach to Jira, intentionally submitting to an
> Apache-licensed project, you agree to the same terms as the ICLA.
> What makes you think these are different?
>
>> As I mentioned before, If someone from Apache wants to talk directly to
>> the people here with the power to make a decision, I can provide contact
>> information.
>
> You do not need your employer's permission to sign an ICLA.  You need
> your employer's permission to contribute software under the Apache
> License.  Once you have that permission, whether you choose to attach
> to Jira or sign an ICLA and commit directly makes no legal difference
> to you or to your employer.
>
> Doug
>
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