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Patent clause FAQ

17 Jan 2007

 The status of the Patent Clase FAQ was discussed, specifically
 the entry below:

   Q: If I own a patent and contribute to a project, and, at the time
   my contribution is included in the project, none of my patent's
   claims are subject to Apache's Grant of Patent License, is there a
   way any of that patent's claims would later become subject to the
   Grant of Patent License solely due to subsequent contributions by
   other parties who are not licensees of that patent.

  A. No.

 The board expressed no concern with the above clarification.
 Cliff was to pass this along to our lawyers for comments and