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From Mohammad Noureldin <nour.moham...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Using content from StackOverflow
Date Tue, 13 May 2014 06:19:18 GMT
Hi David

   Thanks for your review. I see my mistake indeed, but are you referring
only to the reference or the whole explanation in the draft ?

Looking forward to your reply
On May 13, 2014 6:52 AM, "David Crossley" <crossley@apache.org> wrote:

> Mohammad Noureldin wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> >    Here is my draft:
> >
> > "Qn: Can an Apache project use content from non ASF sources (forums,
> > mailing lists, etc...)?"
> >
> > "Ans: It totally depends on the source from which the content will be
> > taken. If the content is taken from sources (forums, mailing lists,
> > blogs, online books, general websites, etc...) is under a license that
> > is not compliant with the Apache License, in that case you need to get
> > clearance about that from the owners of that content, that is make
> > sure that they are willing to give you the content under the Apache
> > License or one of the "Category A: Authorized Licenses" (the quoted
> > text should appear as a link to:
> > https://www.apache.org/legal/3party.html).
>
> That reference is incorrect.
> Please see the statement at the top of that page.
>
> If you know of any place that still refers to that
> misleading information, then please add an Issue
> so that it can be rectified.
>
> Please read the proper reference carefully, and in conjunction
> with the Individual Contributor License Agreement (ICLA).
>
> -David
>
> > It is highly important to get this clearance recorded as an evidence
> > pereferrably via e-mail.
> >
> > Example:  Can I take content from StackOverflow ? By default the
> > answer is No, as the content published on StackOverflow (and
> > associated sites) is under the "CC-SA license" with attribution
> > required (the quoted text should appear as a link to the license:
> > http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/), including any code.
> > This is a strong copyleft license and as such unlikely to be in
> > "Category A: Authorized Licenses". In this case you need the clearance
> > as explained above.
> > "
> >
> > Wdyt ?
> >
> > Notes: The links notes are intended to show as links on ASF website
> >
> > On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 10:36 AM, Mohammad Noureldin
> > <nour.mohammad@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi Henri
> > >
> > >    Will draft one today and send it as a reply here
> > >
> > > On May 11, 2014 4:21 AM, "Henri Yandell" <henri@yandell.org> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM, Mohammad Noureldin
> > >> <nour.mohammad@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> Hi
> > >>>
> > >>>    From what I read in this discussion I believe what Henri
> suggested is
> > >>> a good idea
> > >>>
> > >>> I don't think it has anything to do with using SO for users support
> or in
> > >>> place of users mailing list or not at the end you can look at it
> from this
> > >>> abstract PoV:
> > >>> There is some content that has been posted on SO regarding one of the
> > >>> Apache projects, this content might have been posted by one of that
> projects
> > >>> commiters or others who might be active on SO when it comes to
> answering
> > >>> questions/solving issues related to that project
> > >>> What happens if the one of the commiters want to use that content
> back in
> > >>> the project ?
> > >>> The answer is provided in Henri's suggestion and it is like any other
> > >>> content that the commiters may like to copy paste in their project,
> they
> > >>> need to make sure of the licensing, or ask if they don't know, and
> then the
> > >>> answer that Henri provided will give some help
> > >>>
> > >>> I would actually take this question to its general case and pointing
> to
> > >>> SO as an example
> > >>
> > >> Do you have proposed text for a general case?
> > >>
> > >> Hen
> > >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Thanks
> > - Mohammad Noureldin
> > ----
> > "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep
> moving"
> > - Albert Einstein
> >
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