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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Understanding non-release licensing at the ASF
Date Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:17:57 GMT
On 25 August 2015 at 22:11, Richard Eckart de Castilho <rec@apache.org> wrote:
> 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

AFAIK that is *not* the case.

There are distributions other than releases, for example SVN URLs are generally
published openly.

The existing doc makes it clear that release != distribution.

>> 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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