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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: [Discuss] Wiki licence
Date Sun, 27 Nov 2011 23:55:02 GMT
There have been proposals for providing terms of use for the Apache hosting that also honor
what the incoming agreements were for already-existing material.  It has also been said that
all that is needed is to apply an Apache ALv2 notice.  That's problematic for material contributed
under other conditions, especially with specific copyright and license notices.  

It has been suggested that the PPMC needed to decide what it wanted and then ask legal@ what
could be had.  I know of no action taken on that suggestion though.  Now might be a good time.

It was also recommended (over at legal-discuss@) that Oracle terms should not appear on an
ASF-hosted property.  That has not been implemented.

One place that has a specific discussion is this Bugzilla issue, which proposes a constant
ToU for all of the web properties hosted by the ASF:


This document is annotated to show the changes and how the current contributions are still
covered.  There's a lot of room for discussion, although some of the questions can only be
answered by legal@.

It is also important to have a privacy statement, although I don't know if the ASF is interested
in adhering to the US-EU Safe Harbor arrangement for Data Protection and Privacy.  Oracle
did and that applied by reference in the Oracle ToU.  There also needs to be an explicit contact
for take-down notices.

There has been limited legal-discuss@ on this, although there is a companion issue there,
LEGAL-104, with considerable comment discussion: <>.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Weir [] 
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 15:02
Subject: Re: [Discuss] Wiki licence

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 10:45 AM, FR web forum <> wrote:
> Hello,
> French users would be ready to publish on the Wiki. But which licence apply?
> This page is empty:

IMHO, we should be requiring Apache 2.0 on all new wiki contributions.
 It puzzles me that this is not yet reflected in the terms of use.


> Regards

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