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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Question - Can open source code licensed under Apache License 2.0 simply be deleted from a public Github repo by the owner?
Date Thu, 26 Oct 2017 04:50:28 GMT
Forked on GitHub, or maybe you can find a tarball of one of the releases
they made? That tarball will be covered under ALv2, and you can post all
the content into your own repository and continue working on it.

Cheers,
-g


On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 9:57 AM, Duncan Johnston Watt <
duncan.johnstonwatt@cloudsoftcorp.com> wrote:

> Ralph
>
> Makes sense so if they've forked it they should be fine. If not then tough.
>
> Best
>
> Duncan
>
> On 24 October 2017 at 15:04, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>
> wrote:
>
>> My understanding is that once you have the source you are free to do with
>> it whatever you like, forever. But nothing I know of requires someone to
>> provide access to the source code forever.
>>
>> Ralph
>>
>> On Oct 24, 2017, at 6:42 AM, Duncan Johnston Watt <
>> duncan.johnstonwatt@cloudsoftcorp.com> wrote:
>>
>> Apologies if this is covered elsewhere.
>>
>> I have visited both the legal FAQ and the specific Apache License FAQ
>> pages and couldn't see a question that matches this.
>>
>> I should stress that the code in question was licensed under Apache
>> License 2.0 but has not been contributed to ASF or any other open source
>> project governed by a foundation.
>>
>> Anyway to cut to the chase I have just seen a tweet[1] where someone says
>>
>> I cant seem to find the community version of @scalr is it closed source
>>> only now. I see the github pages giving 404 errors! #scalrclosed
>>
>>
>> Basically Scalr's community edition of their software appears to have
>> disappeared from view. This is in spite of their Wikipedia entry[2] making
>> it clear that Scalr is open source, freely available under Apache License
>> 2.0 and in Github repo[3].
>>
>> *Scalr* is an open source <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source> Cloud
>>> Management Platform for managing multi-cloud infrastructure. The project
>>> was started and open sourced in April 2008[1]
>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalr#cite_note-1> to provide scalable
>>> infrastructure for *MediaPlug* (a media sharing service) and is now
>>> maintained on GitHub <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GitHub>.[2]
>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalr#cite_note-2> Scalr provides,
>>> according to one reviewer,[3]
>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalr#cite_note-3> "90% of the features,
>>> at 10% of the price" of main competitor RightScale
>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RightScale>.
>>>
>>
>>
>> The code is made freely available under the Apache License
>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_License> (version 2.0) and Scalr
>>> has received favorable reviews from sites including TechCrunch,[4]
>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalr#cite_note-4> HighScalability,[5]
>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalr#cite_note-5> the official AWS blog,
>>> [6] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalr#cite_note-6> and CNet.[7]
>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalr#cite_note-7>
>>
>>
>>
>> Scalr is also available as a monthly subscription service since mid-2009.
>>> [8] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalr#cite_note-8>
>>
>>
>> My understanding was that you can of course stop contributing to an ASL
>> 2.0 project but that you can't simply delete it as you have granted anyone
>> using it an irrevocable Copyright and Patent license which is hard to use
>> without the source code.
>>
>> Is this a correct interpretation of the Apache License 2.0?
>>
>> [1] https://twitter.com/abhradipm/status/922618976110223360
>> [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalr
>> [3] https://github.com/Scalr/scalr
>>
>> Best
>> --
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>>
>
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