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From Daniel John Debrunner <>
Subject Re: Initial code drop
Date Sun, 24 Feb 2008 23:11:54 GMT
Gianugo Rabellino wrote:
> I'm a tad concerned about this statement. Notwithstanding which 
> copyright assignment were performed in the past, I just wanted to double 
> check that every copyright holder of CouchDB code agrees to donate their 
> software to the ASF via a copyright assignment. While individuals will 
> still retain their copyright, the one and only way to work with Apache 
> is with the foundation having code copyright assigned. 

The ASF does not use copyright assignments. The ICLA is a copyright 
licence from the copyright holder to the ASF, not an assignment.

The ASF claims copyright on the collected work.


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