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Posted May 21, 2011 18:15 UTC (Sat) by pphaneuf (guest, #23480)
In the case of the Apache CLA, you do not assign copyright, you keep it. You just agree to license it under the same license.
It's pretty clear how it can help them, by covering their ass (you can't contribute code that you have a patent on, then ask for money from everyone, SCO-style, or them getting sued if you contribute code you're not allowed to), but not in a "we can relicense your work and charge money for it" invasive way, anyway, not that I can see?
It's that latter part that I'm trying to understand better. If you sign an Apache-style CLA with someone, can you get screwed over?
Posted May 23, 2011 14:15 UTC (Mon) by blitzkrieg3 (subscriber, #57873)
I think Jake was specifically talking about CLAs that make you sign away your copyright.
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