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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Initial code drop
Date Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:30:01 GMT
On Feb 25, 2008, at 00:30, Gianugo Rabellino wrote:

> On Feb 25, 2008, at 12:11 AM, Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
>> 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.
> Sorry, bad wording, thanks for pointing that out. Now, considering s/ 
> assignment/license/g done, is everyone OK with that? My point is  
> that licensing code under the AL isn't quite enough, the ASF needs  
> to be able to deal with copyright as well.

Either way, all contributors agree to do whatever is necessary to get  
CouchDB to the ASF, that includes releasing it under AL 2 and granting  
the ASF a license via the ICLA. For what I know all ICLA's should be  
on file although Noah Slater's has not been confirmed yet.


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