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On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 12:56 PM, Ian Lynch <> wrote:

I should think there is probably
broader commercial or legal reason for Oracle to hold on to the copyright
such as tax relief or just in case it *might* somehow become valuable.

Oracle offered to transfer the copyright, and I said that it was
neither necessary nor required.  What was required was a standard
Software Grant.  Once that was provided neither side has pursued it
any further.

As the Apache model is intentionally not based on Copyright
Assignment, a grant of the copyright would quickly become irrelevant
over time as people make contributions based on the terms specified in
the Individual Contributor License Agreement and in the Apache
License, Version 2.0 itself.

- Sam Ruby

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