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OpenOffice.org and contributor agreements

OpenOffice.org and contributor agreements

Posted May 21, 2011 14:57 UTC (Sat) by webmink (guest, #47180)
In reply to: OpenOffice.org and contributor agreements by rahulsundaram
Parent article: OpenOffice.org and contributor agreements

Indeed, it is explicitly not a CLA - it merely asserts community norms for licensing and seeks consent to them from all participants. It does not create a community inequality. I have been suggesting calling this sort of agreement a "participation agreement" to avoid confusion with CLAs but there's some reason Spot opposes that terminology (perhaps because I coined it?).


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OpenOffice.org and contributor agreements

Posted May 24, 2011 2:59 UTC (Tue) by spot (subscriber, #15640) [Link]

I don't oppose that terminology because it came from you, but rather, because it is possible to participate in a community without making a copyrightable contribution of code or content. Thus, I felt that the choice of wording was poor and chose to stick with "contributor", because even though that term could also be misinterpreted, it has a reasonably well established meaning in FOSS.

OpenOffice.org and contributor agreements

Posted May 25, 2011 19:42 UTC (Wed) by webmink (guest, #47180) [Link]

Thanks for the reply. Why would you only want the people who are contributing copyrightable materials to agree to your community norms as they participate?

OpenOffice.org and contributor agreements

Posted May 25, 2011 22:24 UTC (Wed) by rfontana (guest, #52677) [Link]

The particular community norms in question here only concern copyrightable material.


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