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From Henri Yandell <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: License for the CLA text.
Date Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:18:35 GMT
Looking at our FAQ, and thinking of the widespread industry use of the
text, the license is as described in the FAQ.

"Yes, you are allowed to use and modify them. You just can't hold the ASF
legally responsible if these documents are not exactly what you intend them
to be. We recommend that you obtain your own legal advice so you know
exactly what you are getting yourself into.

Also, if you adopt these agreements for your purposes, you have to make
sure that the phrase 'Apache Software Foundation' or any confusingly
similar references or parts that specifically refer to the Apache
organisation do not appear in your version of the agreements (except to
note that your version is derived and differs from the original provided by
the ASF). "

While we don't require that you attribute us when modifying the CLA, I do
encourage you to state that the CLA is based on the Apache one as that
makes it much easier for your users to review. Much as you proposed below.
You could possibly go further and say:  "The text is modified only to
change the phrase 'Apache Software Foundation' and other similar references
to instead refer to Senotrusov.com. " [or whatever your entity is]. That
will again make life easier for your users.


On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 1:55 PM, Stan Senotrusov <stan@senotrusov.com>

> Hello!
> I'm planning to use a part of ASF's Contributor License Agreements for my
> own project.
> The Apache licensing FAQ states that I am allowed to do so (
> http://apache.org/foundation/license-faq.html#CLA-Usage). I understand
> that as an explicit permission to use the text of CLA, but I wonder –
> perhaps the text of CLA is distributed under the terms of Apache 2.0
> license?
> The footer of some webpages on the apache.org website contains the
> statement "Copyright © 2016 The Apache Software Foundation, Licensed under
> the Apache License, Version 2.0.”. However, the text of CLAs (both
> individual and corporate) are distributed as PDF documents and do not
> contain any statement regarding the licensing of text.
> Usually then I credit the source works I state their license. If the text
> of CLAs is not licensed by Apache 2.0 License, will it be sufficient to
> credit ASF as the following:
> "The text of this agreement is based on The Apache Software Foundation’s
> Contributor License Agreements (https://www.apache.org/licenses/#clas)
> which is used with permission.”?
> Thank you!
> Kindest regards,
> Stan Senotrusov
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