punycode licensing

Salz, Rich rsalz at akamai.com
Sat Jun 22 16:18:45 UTC 2019

  *   Unfortunately, the issue isn't the compatibility of the license - they do indeed look relatively compatible to me - and the discussion on this thread has so far been about that.
  *   However the contributor license agreement requires that the copyright owner grants such permission - it is the fundamental basis of contributor agreements.

Yes, compatibility is important. CLA’s are required only for new code contributed to the project, not for code incorporated from elsewhere.  So if it’s compatible, CLA’s are not required.

At least, that was the position of the project and its former counsel during the first two years of relicensing.  Perhaps the OMC should raise this issue with current counsel if they disagree, but from the public statements on this list, it seems all but one agree.

As an aside, I’ve contacted the author and am having a productive exchange.  Dimitry has seen the emails.

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