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From Craig L Russell <>
Subject Re: I think individuals need SGAs
Date Thu, 02 Dec 2010 03:59:17 GMT
Hi Benson,

I didn't see your edit. I might not be subscribed to the right list  

You are right. A pre-existing code base is not covered by an ICLA. A  
grant is needed.


On Dec 1, 2010, at 2:15 PM, Benson Margulies wrote:

> I've been thinking about Leo's email of the other day, and I think
> that my edit to the mentor page is not right and some guidance I've
> delivered to podlings is not right.
> I'd like to float my logic here and see how it gets shot at.
> As Leo pointed out, the CCLA has a specific section for granting
> rights to pre-existing IP.
> The ICLA does not. It has no schedule. It talks about contributions.
> When we import pre-existing code for a podling, it seems to me that it
> is dubious to characterize this as an act of 'contribution' by the
> historical authors, even if they are eagerly anticipating further
> contributions to the code in the incubator.
> Therefore, I think that I should edit my edit, and send new advice, to
> the effect that all historical contributors need to be covered by
> SGAs. Those could be in the form of SGA schedules or in the form of
> individual SGAs.
> --benson
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Craig L Russell
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