[OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeo-fr - IGN meeting] CCLA issues

Yves Jacolin (free) yjacolin at free.fr
Thu Feb 5 12:51:52 PST 2009


This email focus on CCLA issues.

This issues was raised when IGN tried to send their code back to the 
OpenLayers project as they have to sign a CCLA [1].

A french public organism can't sign an agreement wrote in english,  the fact 
that CCLA was assigned to MetaCarta is also a problem.

We know that IGN signed an agreement with Autodesk to allow Autodesk to share 
some free data (free as a free beer). The agreement was in english, but it 
seems there is a french translation/localisation with a header which said 
that the english agreement have to be used as a reference (in a more legal 

Paying a localisation of a CCLA seems not a good way, the cost could be too 
important, hard and need to do it again for each change of the CCLA.

Do you think paying a localisation of the CCLA is a good way (if IGN pay for 
localisation for instance). 

Do they OSGeo could provide some CCLA template?

How other project are managing CCLA?

Any tips are welcome,

Best regards,

Yves Jacolin
[1] http://www.openlayers.org/ccla.txt
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