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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 8 years ago 2013-11-15 18:36:47
bkuhn@ebb.org
CLA issue.
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### Evaluation of the [[Community Health|UseCases/CommunityHealth]]
 
- Is the [[license both determined as Free Software by FSF and OSI-approved|USeCases/CommunityHealth#license-approved]]?
 
- Is the [[license GPL-compatible||USeCases/CommunityHealth#gpl-compatible]]?
 
- Is the [[license GPL-compatible||UseCases/CommunityHealth#gpl-compatible]]?
 
- Does the project [[require assignment of copyright or a CLA to get code upstreamed|UseCases/CommunityHealth#no-cla-for-profit]]?
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# Health of the Development Community
 

	
 
## Good License Choice
 
## Good License and Legal Requirements Choices
 

	
 
<a id="license-approved"></a>
 
Obviously, code that's not under a license that is both
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license would face a high burden (i.e., the code would really have to be
 
absolutely wonderful in all other respects) to dictate such a license choice.
 

	
 
<a id="no-cla-for-profit"></a>
 
If the project has a CLA other than inbound=outbound, or has copyright
 
assignment, the beneficiary has to be a 501(c)(3) non-profit, as non-profit
 
contributors may not be legally permitted to give away code assets to a
 
for-profit entity or an entity with a different tax status.
 

	
 
Even for 501(c)(3)'s requesting a CLA or copyright assignment, there would
 
need to be a confirmation that the missions of the orgs were sufficiently
 
aligned.
 

	
 
Given that the project is going to solicit support and contributions from
 
501(c)(3)'s, this issue is particularly important.
 

	
 
## No Legal Barriers
 

	
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