Masood Mortazavi <masoodmortazavi@stripped> writes:
> Under the Sun Contributor Agreement (SCA), the contributor retains
> copyrights while also granting those same rights to Sun as the project
> sponsor. It supersedes the previously used MySQL Contributor License
> Agreement (CLA).
From the SCA:
"The term 'contribution' means any source code, object code, patch, tool,
sample, graphic, specification, manual, documentation, or any other
material posted or submitted by you to a project."
Suppose someone wants to contribute some MySQL work to Sun (maybe a bug fix),
but still wants to retain sole ownership of other MySQL work (say a storage
engine or new core feature).
Which facilities does the SCA / Sun provide for identifying exactly which
patches are covered under the SCA by the contributor, and which are not?
I have been wondering about this for some time. The SCA is not very clear
about exactly which contributions are covered, and which are not, and
depending on how you read it can be taken to include everything MySQL related
copyrighted by contributer, or only work explicitly submitted to Sun for
It is also not clear how a contributer would terminate the SCA (for future
work on MySQL only, not for already contributed code of course).
Any help would be appreciated.