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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Need some clarity on a small size code donation
Date Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:59:38 GMT
My understanding is that for a 'category A' license like BSD you just
add it to NOTICES.

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 8:27 AM, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
> Over on the Clerezza project I've been asked some advice about a legal
> situation that I'm not 100% sure about, I'm pretty sure it's a simple case
> so I'm asking the IPMC rather than legal-discuss@
> In short:
> - there is a few files that are part of an existing FOAF+SSL certification
> project (BSD licence) that Clerezza would like to include with some minor
> modifications (it's a complete unit of functionality, not just a small
> patch).
> - the copyright holder (University of Manchester) may consent to submission
> to the ASF under the terms of the CLA - but depending on what level of
> approval is needed this could take time, so we are wondering if it is
> necessary in this case since it is already BSD licensed.
> My questions are:
> Would it be acceptable to just include the file with the BSD licence and
> copyright headers since they are license compatible.
> If not..
> Would we require a CCLA from Manchester or would an iCLA be sufficient (at
> this point I'm unclear if the code is written by the developer working with
> the Clerezza team or by someone else at Manchester).
> Advice on the best way to proceed would be very helpful.
> Thanks,
> Ross
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