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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@gbiv.com>
Subject Re: Understanding non-release licensing at the ASF
Date Wed, 26 Aug 2015 02:28:39 GMT
On Aug 25, 2015, at 2:08 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org> wrote:
> 
> I've asked this question on the thread where the discussion originated, but I'd
> like to repeat it here to add to the list of points that I would like
> to see explicitly
> validated:
> 
> 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.

No, anything we distribute has been distributed, and this license applies
to all recipients of all software we distribute (including software that
doesn't contain that contribution).

> 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.

Absolutely not.

....Roy


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