Re: Request for Comments: Fedora Project Contributor Agreement Draft (Replacement for Fedora Individual Contributor License Agreement)

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On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 02:02:02PM -0400, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> On 04/20/2010 11:35 AM, Björn Persson wrote:
> > Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> >>
> > 
> > One minor detail: The definition of "Submit" uses the term "electronic 
> > communication". Couldn't someone use that as a loophole and claim that they 
> > didn't Submit their Contribution because they sent it through optical fibers so 
> > it was optical communication and not electronic communication? Writing 
> > "digital communication" instead should close the loophole.
> Definitely something to consider, thanks. I suspect the former is legal
> boilerplate of sorts, which is why it was used, but we'll look into it.

It was the survival of some language from the definition of "submit"
in the Apache ICLA, on which the existing Fedora ICLA is
based. "Digital" may indeed be a preferable term to use there.

- RF

Richard E. Fontana
Open Source Licensing and Patent Counsel
Red Hat, Inc.

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