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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: Harmony Podlling Quarterly Report
Date Fri, 29 Jul 2005 11:55:09 GMT

On Jul 28, 2005, at 9:19 PM, Sanjiva Weerawarana wrote:

> On Thu, 2005-07-28 at 13:52 -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>> ASF mailing lists are protected to some degree by the community's
>> acceptance that the work done on those lists will be distributed
>> under the Apache license.  We have a legal argument (not a slam dunk)
>> that nobody could possibly participate on one of our lists without
>> knowing that the products we produce are under the Apache License,
>> and therefore a person posting code would not be able to claim
>> damages for infringing their copyright on redistribution.  However,
>> that doesn't mean they lose their copyright -- they can still
>> prevent us from using the code in future releases.
> Could we not make it a slam dunk by putting some text in the
> confirmation email sent when you subscribe to the mailing list saying
> "you hereby agree that all email sent to this address are implicitly
> licensed as ASL2"?

That is the plan for Apache Harmony - plus a monthly reminder.  I was  
going to then proselytize that to the rest of the ASF.


Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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