CAA exclusivity. CLA inbound, Apache outbound.
Posted Aug 11, 2011 13:59 UTC (Thu) by sladen
In reply to: CLAs vs CAAs
Parent article: Desktop Summit: Copyright assignments
- CLAs and CAAs could be considered related for the mere act of enabling distribution to happen, but I believe that there is one significant functional difference: A copyright assignment agreement is exclusive (can only be given to one entity), where-as a copyright licence agreement can be signed and the contribution offered to many projects in parallel.
- You last point raises an interesting question: Given the (above) stated similarity of most CLAs to the Apache CLAare you comfortable with an organisation that requests a CLA inbound, and then distributes those contributions outbound under the Apache Licence?
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