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From "Zahid Rahman" <zah...@btconnect.com>
Subject Re: Indemnification & copyright
Date Tue, 24 Sep 2002 03:54:52 GMT
Also if you pay for consultancy and the consultancy company
doesn't give you the correct and complete information you require.

The consultancy company is liable to be sued by the one who
sought advice and did n't get what she/he paid for.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Zahid Rahman" <zahidr@btconnect.com>
To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 4:49 AM
Subject: Re: Indemnification & copyright


> 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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