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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: using the apache cla for another project
Date Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:03:01 GMT
There's nothing in the iCLA which is ALv2 specific.

On Jul 17, 2014, at 12:23 PM, Esteve Fernandez <esteve@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I'm an Apache Thrift PMC member and also work for the Open Source
> Robotics Foundation (http://osrfoundation.org/), where we're thinking
> of adopting a CLA model for contributions. Given that at the OSRF we
> already release our code under the Apache 2.0 license and that we're a
> nonprofit and public organization like the Apache Software Foundation,
> we thought of following a similar approach to contributions. We'd like
> to use the same CLAs because of the ASF approach to contributions is
> widely accepted in the opensource world, which would help us lower the
> barrier to contribute. However we have a question about the preface
> and the overall text of the ICLA, namely this part:
> 
> "You accept and agree to the following terms and conditions for Your
> present and future Contributions submitted to the Foundation. In
> return, the Foundation shall not use Your Contributions in a way that
> is contrary to the public benefit or inconsistent with its nonprofit
> status and bylaws in effect at the time of the Contribution. Except
> for the license granted herein to the Foundation and recipients of
> software distributed by the Foundation, You reserve all right, title,
> and interest in and to Your Contributions."
> 
> does this mean that if we (OSRF) use the same wording as the ASF ICLA
> for our CLA, we can only relicense a contribution as long as it's
> under another opensource license? (i.e. consistent with our nonprofit
> and public status) We're happy with the Apache 2.0 license, but we
> wonder if at some point we want to use a different opensource license
> (e.g. MIT, Clear BSD, etc.) we won't be able to do so for
> contributions.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
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