Hi Kristian -
I think the 1-page SCA document (
http://www.sun.com/software/opensource/sca.pdf ) already makes the
scope clear. The SCA terms apply to your contribution of materials to
a product or project owned or managed by Sun. (See the first
On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Kristian Nielsen
> 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.
> - Kristian.