[License-review] For Legacy Approval: LBNL BSD

Brendan Hickey brendan.m.hickey at gmail.com
Wed May 22 14:10:32 UTC 2019

On Wed, May 22, 2019, 05:14 Henrik Ingo <henrik.ingo at avoinelama.fi> wrote:

> 2. License-as-contributor-agreement - [snip] when I add code to a git repo
> that has a BSD license, the code becomes also BSD licensed. This seems
> to me more like a clarification for use cases such as emailing a
> standalone patch without specifying a license.

Does this actually happen or is this the outcome that we want? Linux uses
the signed-off line in Git. On most rust repositories you'll see a language
to the effect that intentionally submitted code is Apache2 licensed.

During discussion of the C-FSL, someone pointed out that licenses are
insufficient for copyright assignment. What degree of affirmation do we
actually need from a submitter and can this be encapsulated in license

I agree with Pamela that the DOE guidance on this issue would be

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