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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-422) Develop strategy & budget for next 5 years - Legal PMC
Date Sun, 10 Feb 2019 23:13:00 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on LEGAL-422:

Thoughts on what we _could_ be doing:

* Review all our licensing documentation. It's evolved over time rather than intentional,
clean up is likely valuable.
* Review the last 15 years of open source license 'innovation' and consider if any changes
are needed to our license and/or CLAs.
* Initiate more strategic/status discussions rather than relying solely on tactical mailing
list/JIRA items.
* Identify other entities with which we should have more proactive, intentional conversations.

* Create communication channels with each sponsor's legal department open source leads.
* Delegate more of our "is it OSD?" questions to the OSI.
* Create training on the legal things contributors/committers need to understand.
* Document hattisms, both in terms of Apache leading the industry that folk need to be able
to wear multiple hats, and in terms of the Legal PMC having clear ways to state a personal
vs official opinion.
* Improve feedback loops. How do we get the public and/or our committers to tell us whether
we taking the right positions for the public good.
* More proactive automation checking of Apache source bases. For example, continually search
for Category X licenses in our source bases.

* Spend ASF budget on tooling to improve license compliance. For example, ASF budget spent
on RAT/Creadur; Legal Committee more involved in goals of RAT/Creadur.
* More proactive determination of where Apache 'acts' are occurring so we know where which
of our policies applies. Recent example - Is the Legal Committee advising that we should get
a PyPI account?
* Periodic meetings akin to the board calls and/or board get aways.
* Encourage non-committers to become members of the committee. Why are we made up of interested
Apache members rather than creating our own committers from those who are active on the mailing
list. Is it because those other actives are representing other entities?

> Develop strategy & budget for next 5 years - Legal PMC
> ------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-422
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-422
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Henri Yandell
>            Priority: Major
> From 5 year plan: https://www.apache.org/board/plan.html
> ASF Services - Legal
> The ASF is fortunate to have pro bono legal counsel available that meets most of our
legal advice and representation needs. The exception to this is trademarks-related costs,
which we are no longer able to acquire as a pro bono service. We need, therefore, to develop
a strategy and budget for this expense.

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