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From Mohammad Noureldin <nour.moham...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Using content from StackOverflow
Date Sun, 11 May 2014 22:29:59 GMT

   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:
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

- Mohammad Noureldin
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