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From "Lawrence Rosen" <lro...@rosenlaw.com>
Subject RE: Error in Apache 2.0 License
Date Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:47:14 GMT
William Rowe said:

> It's impossible to 'publish' (publicly reveal) a trade secret without

> destroying said claim.

 

Generally true, but be careful. More precisely, remember the provisions of the DMCA. Published
software protected by technical measures is still a trade secret, even if you reverse engineer
it for interoperability reasons. 

 

This obviously does not apply to works published under a FOSS license. These works are intentionally
NOT trade secret.

 

/Larry

 

 

From: William A Rowe Jr [mailto:wrowe@rowe-clan.net] 
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2015 11:37 PM
To: legal-discuss@apache.org
Cc: Roy T. Fielding; Lawrence Rosen; rec@apache.org; mccoy.smith@intel.com; Madeleine Doan;
gstein@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Error in Apache 2.0 License

 

Precisely.  It's impossible to 'publish' (publicly reveal) a trade secret without destroying
said claim.

On Apr 12, 2015 12:46 AM, "Ted Dunning" <ted.dunning@gmail.com <mailto:ted.dunning@gmail.com>
> wrote:


If they do that, those secrets would quite literal cease to be secret. By publishing, you
generally lose any status regarding trade secrets.

(ianal)

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> On Apr 12, 2015, at 5:42, Madeleine Doan <madeleinedoan144@gmail.com <mailto:madeleinedoan144@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> what if a company where to release software that had their trade secrets in it under
the Apache License,

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