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Re: permission to use spec files in other projects (Was Re: clamav)



On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 10:53 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 16:42 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 10:34 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 10:33 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 19:43 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > > > > Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > > > > > On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 06:50 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > > > > >> May-be it would be helpful, if Fedora's EULA was added a sentence
> > > > > >> stating a default license. Say, something similar to "unless otherwise
> > > > > >> stated, Fedora *.specs are considered to be licensed <to be
> > > > > >> specified>". 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > I don't disagree with this, but amending the EULA is PAINFUL.
> > > > > > Essentially, we'd have to get everyone to resign it, and that would be
> > > > > > after Red Hat legal spits it out. We're talking about months of pain, at
> > > > > > a minimum.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Everyone would have to resign it? Why?
> > > > 
> > > > Did you agree to put all of your contributed spec files to a specific
> > > > license as part of the original EULA? 
> > > > 
> > > > No? :) Then you'd need to resign it. It's not a living document, we
> > > > cannot simply add things to it ex post facto and have them apply.
> > > 
> > > Sorry, EULA is the wrong word. CLA is what I meant to say.
> > That's why I was talking about EULA.
> > 
> > You could (presumably) easily add a note (attendum) stating something
> > similar to:
> > "Unless otherwise stated inside, the *.spec files found inside of
> > *.src.rpms can be assumed to be covered by following license ...."
> 
> I can only do this if every spec file contributor agrees to that
> sublicense.

Then copy the corresponding section of the CLA into the section of the
EULA or even copy the CLA into the EULA and let it a "spec section refer
to the corresponding sections of the CLA".

Ralf



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