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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Viability of Jenkins entering the ASF
Date Sun, 06 Feb 2011 23:59:21 GMT
IMO: no.  It would just mean you'd need to preserve a reference
to the MIT license as covering the original "contributions".
We did this with Thrift for code that we couldn't get an ICLA for
(MIT is sublicensable to AL, just need to do it right).


----- Original Message ----
> From: Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org>
> To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> Sent: Sun, February 6, 2011 6:52:02 PM
> Subject: Viability of Jenkins entering the ASF
> 
> Over on the Jenkins (nee Hudson) list there is a discussion about moving to the  
>ASF. This is at an early stage right now and it is not at all clear if they will  
>do so. However, there may be a legal block to this and I'd just like to run it  
>past legal-discuss
> 
> Oracle apparently own the copyright on Jenkins code.  It is licensed under an 
>MIT licence.
> 
> If Oracle refused to sign the legal  paperwork would this prevent Jenkins 
>entering the incubator?
> 
> NOTE: as far  as I am aware nobody has asked Oracle about this yet - they may 
>not refuse. I'm  just trying to avoid a pointless conversation if we would be 
>unable to work  this.
> 
> Ross
> 
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