On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, J.Pietschmann wrote: > > I am donating the hyphenation file to the ASF, and although it would be > > nice to keep the copyright, I think that would hamper future enhancements, > > or not?
> As long as you don't choose to revoke the license for all > future and past versions (rather than forking or whatever), > there wouldn't be a problem. This was recently extensively If you guys want to play it safe; which I strongly suggest you do - then work with the pmc to do document this in a simple 'grant'. I've attached a copy. You simply fill this out out and simply fax/snail it to the ASF. The correct address is at: http://www.apache.org/foundation/contact.html As the description in exhibit A you put something like: 'name of the file(s) (plain, tar or zip)' 'description of what is in them' md5 checksum or if you feel very heroic you could put them on CD and mail that by snail mail. But md5's are fine too. You can also reference a message on a mailing list: Exhibit A The code as contained in the message of Friday, 21 February 2003, 00:12:05 +0100, with message-ID: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> as send by Peter Poo <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> to the mailing list <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> with an md5=12890341289037123489 Note that committers doing their own code imports do not have to do 'grant's - as their code is already covered by a blanket statement they've made when they became a committer. This is when we accept stuff from a third party. Dw License Agreement This License Agreement is entered into as of the ___ day of ____________, ______ by ___________________________ ("Licensor"), in favor of The Apache Software Foundation, a Delaware nonstock membership corporation (the "Foundation"). WHEREAS, Licensor owns or has sufficient rights to contribute the software source code and other related intellectual property as itemized on Exhibit A ("Software") under the terms of this agreement to the Foundation for use within Foundation software development projects ("Projects"). NOW, THEREFORE, FOR GOOD AND VALUABLE CONSIDERATION, the receipt and legal sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound, agree as follows: 1. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, Licensor hereby grants to the Foundation: a) a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, distribute and sublicense, internally and externally, the Software and such derivative works, in source code and object code form; and, b) a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable patent license under Licensed Patents to make, use, sell, offer to sell, import and otherwise transfer the Software in source code and object code form. "Licensed Patents" mean patent claims owned by Licensor which are necessarily infringed by the use or sale of the Software alone. 2. Licensor represents that, to Licensor's knowledge, Licensor is legally entitled to grant the above license. Licensor agrees to notify the Foundation of any facts or circumstances of which Licensor becomes aware and which makes or would make Licensor's representations in this License Agreement inaccurate in any respect. 3. This Software is provided AS-IS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER THE LICENSOR NOR ITS SUPPLIERS WILL BE LIABLE TO THE FOUNDATION OR ITS LICENSEES FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS), HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OR DISTRIBUTION OF THE WORK OR THE EXERCISE OF ANY RIGHTS GRANTED HEREUNDER, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. This License Agreement is the entire agreement of the parties with respect to its subject matter, and may only be amended by a writing signed by each party. This License Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be considered an original. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Licensor has executed this License Agreement as of the date first written above. LICENSOR: Signed By: _____________________________________ Print Name: ____________________________________ Title: _________________________________________ Representing: __________________________________ ________________________________________________ Exhibit A List of software and other intellectual property covered by this agreement: --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]