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From Richard Eckart de Castilho <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Understanding non-release licensing at the ASF
Date Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:11:58 GMT
On 25.08.2015, at 23:08, Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org> wrote:

> 4. Because of language in ICLA, the "Grant of Copyright License" is specifically
> targeting "the Foundation and [to] recipients of software distributed
> by the Foundation"
> and as such does NOT guarantee that contributions NOT included into a formal
> ASF release (since only releases can be considered distributed) are
> licensed under
> the ALv2.
> 
> IOW, if an entity outside of ASF takes non-released contributions said entity
> needs to obtain a separate license Grant of Copyright License from original
> contributors OR wait for ASF to produce a release.

Well, it says "distributed", not "released". Is it really appropriate to 
make this strong distinction between contribution time and release time?
If yes, why?

-- Richard
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