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Re: permission to use spec files in other projects



On 15.01.2008 21:00, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>> On 15.01.2008 20:21, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>> Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>>> On 15.01.2008 20:01, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>>>> Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>>>>> On 15.01.2008 19:23, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
>>>>>>> On Tuesday 15 January 2008, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 15.01.2008 19:01, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>>>>>>>> /topic EPEL SIG Meeting | permission to use spec files in other projects
>>>>>>>>> | http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/Tasks/Misc
>>>>>>>> Does anybody still care? Seems the Board either do not understand what
>>>>>>>> we/I'm up to or they ignore it.
>>>>>>> No one but you sees a problem.  It's covered by the CLA. 
>>>>>> Please explain to me: What meaning has the CLA (a contract between a
>>>>>> Fedora contributer and Fedora/Red Hat) to someone else that receives
>>>>>> software from Fedora?
>>>>>> I'm not familiar with US law, but in Germany a contract between A and B
>>>>>> has no meaning to C.
>>>>> CLA is not just a contract between A and B or more specifically it 
>>>>> allows the same rights to all recipients which in this case would 
>>>>> include C. I believe spot already explained that in
>>>>> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-advisory-board/2008-January/msg00031.html
>>>> Which I replied to in
>>>> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-advisory-board/2008-January/msg00032.html
>>>> with the words:
>>>> [...] I can't know if the all work I get from Fedora was submitted
>>>> by someone that signed the CLA. [...]
>>> All the work definitely isn't but spec files would be.
>> Then I'm sure it can be written down to finally solve the iossue?
> It is written down within the CLA

Which CLA? The one I signed in the early Fedora days is not the one that
is available today. There are afaik even today different CLAs for Red
Hat, IBM, Dell and community contributers -- I don't know what's written
in them.  And I don't known which of those is binding if I take
something from Fedora.

> We consulted with legal before on whether we can explain the CLA better 
> in another document and the legal opinion was that if any clarifications 
> are necessary, it should done within the CLA itself and not in a 
> separate document as any contradictions are considered risky IIRC. 
> However I think you can point this out in the EPEL FAQ for example in 
> this way:

I'm not going to put any legal statement anywhere. That is exactly what
we have the Board for and that's why I asked the Board to handle that.

Cu
knurd


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