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From Greg Stein <gst...@apache.org>
Subject Re: El-Kabong -- HTML Parser
Date Tue, 10 Sep 2002 06:21:04 GMT
On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 01:33:25PM -0700, Jon Travis wrote:
> Ok, since I'm not seeing any activity towards getting this 
> integrated, I'd like to set a deadline.  This would help
> me out, since it gives direction as to where the project
> can go, as well as the ASF since political discussion shouldn't
> weigh down the process.  It will just save us all a lot of
> time & energy.
> 
> Anyway, I'd like to give an additional week to the ASF
> to deal with the code.  Next Monday, if it hasn't been
> decided I'll look into other options.


Jon --

The HTTP Server Project, the APR Project, and the ASF will not abide by your
threats of "taking the code elsewhere." We will not be subject to coercive
behavior, nor do we look kindly upon the attempt. The ASF is about working
together. Your message certainly does not mesh with our concepts of
community and respect.

Frankly, there is no need or driving force for us to accept code donations.
That means it isn't possible to "hold this over our heads." We can easily
choose to ignore the whole thing, with no real loss to our fundamental
ideals and to our communities.

As of this moment, I'm going to recommend that the ASF will work directly
with Covalent management regarding the donation. The other members involved
may certainly choose to continue working through you [to Covalent], as I do
not speak for them, but I seriously doubt that will be the case. Your
behavior does not bode well for your continued involvement in the process.

If you want to persuade your management to publish the code through a
different owner, or under a different license, then please feel free. If
Covalent management chooses to not donate the code to the ASF, then so be
it -- that is their choice. But take your coercive tactics elsewhere.

Regards,

  Greg Stein
  Chairman, Apache Software Foundation

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