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Von: Bernhard Dippold <>

So if I understand it right, the difference is a legal one with probably
minor consequences in code usage:

While with ICLA the contributer keeps the copyright on his own (and thus
needs personal legal assistance or an additional contract in case of
copyright infringement claims) the OCA / JCA allows the entity sharing
the copyright to behave as copyright owner in legal conflicts.

Maybe Apache and TDF members might have a differnt view on the effects, 
as Apache members are more used to US copyright law, while TDF members 
are more used to the European way.

E.g. for me as a German citizen it does not matter at all if a company
wants a copyright assignment from me or not - I just cannot transfer
"copyright" (due to german law). The only thing I can do is to grant
permission to use (e.g. to relicense) my contributions.

I'm not arguing that any of the OCA / JCA / ICLA is good or bad - 
just trying to tell that we might have very differnt views on the issue.
And while being different, all those views might be correct at the same 



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