On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 09:23 -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 08:37 +0530, Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay wrote:
> > Simo Sorce wrote:
> > > We have decided to expand on the popular Fedora model and, with the
> > > community in mind, developed a generic Contributor License Agreement
> > > (CLA): [link here]. The CLA grants to Red Hat, as the sponsor of the
> > > project, a license on all code contributed to the project. This
> > > permits Red Hat to license the code under a FOSS license of its
> > > choice. The author of the code continues to hold the copyright in
> > > that code, and is free to contribute the same code to other projects
> > > and to license it under whatever terms the author desires.
> > is this over and above the Fedora CLA (which is being looked into for
> > simplification) ?
> As far as I understood it is basically the same CLA that Fedora uses.
Actually, it's subtly different from our current CLA. Maybe this is
intended to succeed our current one at some point, but since this
introduction is the first I've seen of this new version, I'm not sure.
I've asked Red Hat Legal to give us some clarification. I wonder if we
should move this discussion to fedora-legal-list.
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I've been trying to get mpich2 into Fedora for quite a long time now
. At this time all the technical issues blocking its inclusion
seems to have been solved; however Jason Tibbitts did raise an issue
with the licensing. mpich2 package doesn't contain any licensing text,
but it ships with a copyright notice which include a 'GOVERNMENT
LICENSE' and a 'DISCLAIMER' sections, and also simply stating
'Permission is hereby granted to use, reproduce, prepare derivative
to redistribute to others.'
I've had the review ticket blocking FE-legal, but nothing is happening
on that front yet. I hope FE-legal can look into this and make a
decision, the upstream is really interested in having the package
distributed as part of Fedora.