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From "Zahid Rahman" <zah...@btconnect.com>
Subject Re: Indemnification & copyright
Date Tue, 24 Sep 2002 03:49:05 GMT
To answer your original question....
There is a company called Price Waterhouse.
It is a well known and respected consultancy company
who can give you the official line on these matters.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Malcolm Davis" <malcolm@nuearth.com>
To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 3:23 AM
Subject: RE: Indemnification & copyright


> Martin,
> Thanks for your insight.  I will do some more research and
> then contact ASF.
> - Malcolm
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Cooper [mailto:martin.cooper@tumbleweed.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 4:37 PM
> To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
> Subject: RE: Indemnification & copyright
>
>
> I think the main risk is due to the nature of the patent
> process, the
> difficulty of patent searches, and the apparent ineptitude
> of the US PTO.
> It's certainly possible that an Apache committer could
> inadvertently violate
> a patent, just as any other developer might.
>
> The copyright issue cannot be ruled out, but I think the
> risk there is very
> minimal. Given that Apache is a meritocracy, the chances of
> one of the
> committers being dumb enough to commit copyrighted code in
> full view of the
> community is very small (albeit non-zero).
>
> I would suggest that you contact the ASF directly, rather
> than looking at
> this from the project level. You can look at the ASF Bylaws
> here:
>
> http://www.apache.org/foundation/bylaws.html
>
> and the primary contact information is here:
>
> http://www.apache.org/foundation/contact.html
>
> --
> Martin Cooper
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Malcolm Davis [mailto:malcolm@nuearth.com]
> > Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2002 5:02 PM
> > To: struts-user@jakarta.apache.org
> > Subject: Indemnification & copyright
> >
> >
> > To Struts Team, Developers and Users
> >
> > I am presently in a predicament on my present contract.  I
> > am not allowed to use STRUTS unless my employer can be
> > indemnified from copyright or patent infringement.
> > 1.  Is there anyway my employer can be indemnified from
> > copyright or patent infringement with Struts?
> > 2.  Is there a company that provides this service?
> > 3.  Is this really an issue with Struts?
> >
> > The liability extends from the use of intellectual
> property.
> > A developer knowingly or unknowingly contributes a piece
> of
> > software to the Open Source community that contains
> > intellectual property.  I then use that piece of open
> source
> > software.
> >
> > Thanks for any comments,
> > malcolm
> >
> >
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