Announcing OWFa and CLA 1.0

David Woolley forums at
Sat Apr 2 08:04:28 UTC 2011

John Cowan wrote:

> In that case, the company needs to transfer the copyright, which is not

Which is what "assign" means.

> the same thing as a CLA.  A CLA gives the upstream certain rights, but
> the copyright remains with the originator.


> What I don't see is why an upstream license should be different from a
> downstream license.

In the case I know of, Asterisk, it is because the primary developer 
wants to be able to use contributions in their commercial products, so 
in return for acting as publisher and managing a bug reporting system, 
they only deal with contributions under their CLA.  The CLA is not open 

David Woolley
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