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From Emmanuel Lécharny <>
Subject Re: Question related to IP Clearance and software grant
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:47:44 GMT
Le 01/09/15 16:55, Bertrand Delacretaz a écrit :
> Hi,
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 4:44 PM, Emmanuel Lécharny <> 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.

Ok, many thanks for your input. I think it clarifies the situation.

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