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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Question related to IP Clearance and software grant
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:55:12 GMT
Hi,

On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 4:44 PM, Emmanuel L├ęcharny <elecharny@gmail.com> wrote:
> ...typically, the copyright might be claimed by
> the employer, as if the code was written during day job, which then may
> be a legal problem for The ASF and the users...

This becomes more a legal-discuss topic...however that's covered by
our committers iCLA, section 4, "You represent that you are legally
entitled to grant the above license. If your employer(s) has
rights...".

So if someone commits code without their employer's permission it's
clearly their responsibility.

The same applies to software grants IMO, on our side we accept them if
we can reasonably assume that whoever signed them is authorized to do
so, and if someone wasn't it's also clearly their responsibility.

-Bertrand

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