[Fedora-packaging] Contributor License Agreement (CLA)

Marek Mahut mmahut at fedoraproject.org
Tue Jan 1 23:11:31 UTC 2008

Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Dec 2007 06:42:03 -0800
> Brad Bell <bradbell at seanet.com> wrote:
>> I would like to understand a special case with respect to the CLA. It
>> is the case where the Fedora packager is also the copyright holder
>> for the package being contributed.
>> I am the original author and copyright holder for a package. That 
>> package is currently distributed with the GPLv2 license. If I sign
>> the CLA and complete the package contribution, does this mean that
>> the original upstream source would no longer covered by the GPLv2
>> license, but rather by the CLA ?
> No.  The CLA does not and cannot alter the licensing of any work
> brought to Fedora.  It is purely for the work done for Fedora by Fedora
> contributors, such as wiki entries, spec files (that aren't otherwise
> provided/licensed via upstream), documentation, etc...

What about patches? Is it under CLA or/and under package license?

Marek Mahut               https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Astronomy/
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