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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: Re-licensing / Re-copyrighting Apache Code
Date Thu, 26 May 2016 17:19:46 GMT
I suggest this not be discussed here.

The private legal list is probably the right one to use.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: P. Taylor Goetz [mailto:ptgoetz@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 09:57
> To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> Subject: Re-licensing / Re-copyrighting Apache Code
> 
> I’m leaving out project details and evidence for now, but would be happy
> to provide more details on legal-internal@. For now I’m just looking for
> opinions before taking up the task of documenting everything.
> 
> I’ve become aware of a non-Apache OSS project that contains code from an
> Apache project, that non-Apache project is Apache licensed. I’ll call
> the Apache project “Project A” and the non-Apache project “Project B”.
> 
> Project A was originally EPL licensed and changed to ASLv2 as part of
> incubation. Project B contains code from Project A (possibly before the
> move to Apache, in which case it would have been re-licensed), with
> copyright notices removed and replaced with a copyright statement from
> the company behind project B. Project B does not have a NOTICE file nor
> any mention of the copyrights of Project A.
> 
> My understanding (IANAL) is that you really can’t do that, particularly
> replacing the copyright notices of the original author with your own, as
> well as re-licensing.
> 
> I also understand that the ASF does not assign copyrights.
> 
> My question is should the PMC of Project A take any action, and if so
> what?
> 
> -Taylor


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