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  1. Legal Discuss
  2. LEGAL-93

Contributions from the US Federal Goverment

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    • Type: Question
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
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      Some folks who work for the US federal government want to contribute a codebase to Apache, through the Incubator. The US government is not permitted to claim copyright over works it creates. The Incubator requires a CCLA or Software Grant for codebases brought to Apache. Both of these forms require that the author grant a copyright license to Apache, but I don't see how this is possible when the author is the US Government, which does not hold copyright. What's our process in this case?

      Similarly, how can an employee of the US Federal Government file an ICLA, since that also requires a grant of copyright license?

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                cutting Doug Cutting
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