[License-discuss] Grant of Patent License - Apache 2

Prashant Shah pshah.mumbai at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 04:55:22 UTC 2013


On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:02 PM, John Cowan <cowan at mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
> Prashant Shah scripsit:

> You'll note that the text says "each Contributor", so any derivative work
> licensed under the Apache license gets all the specified rights from all
> the contributors to that work.  If the derivative work is not licensed
> under Apache, you get rights to that part of it which is, and all bets
> are off for the rest.

I read the Apache License again specifically Definitions section - my
evaluation was that it is counted as Contribution if the Derivative
Work is intentionally submitted to Licensor for inclusion in the
original Work. Maybe I am wrong on this :)

""Contribution" shall mean any work of authorship, including the
original version of the Work and any modifications or additions to
that Work or Derivative Works thereof, that is intentionally submitted
to Licensor for inclusion in the Work by the copyright owner or by an
individual or Legal Entity authorized to submit on behalf of the
copyright owner."


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