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Agree on all, and thanks for the continued insight. While it's clearly institutional policy rather than law, I'm a little concerned that the ASF appears to claim copyright ownership of all of their projects' code, but doesn't actually have this ownership. My worry would be that as a result they wouldn't have legal standing to enforce license restrictions. I've written a question to the Apache project list that I'm part of asking for clarification about our specific case.



No problem, happy to help how I can. There are legal theories under which they could sue, just not copyright infringement in the US. Standing is one of the few very well settled areas of copyright law in the US (IE at least 8 circuits worth of federal appeals courts have all held the same thing about who has standing to sue for infringement)

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