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From Scott Sanders <sand...@apache.org>
Subject Re: License and copyright issues
Date Tue, 22 Oct 2002 15:23:33 GMT
On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 09:31:29AM -0400, Michael A. Smith wrote:
> FYI, for those not on the reorg@apache list:
> 
> Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> >> Let me ask this question straight out, since no one over on
> >> commons-dev@jakarta seems to have any idea what Roy's talking about.
> >>
> >> Roy, what specific code does your message refer to?
> > 
> > 
> > Sorry, I made a terrible mistake -- the code I was talking about was
> > in the jakarta-avalon-apps/enterprise repository and has been recently
> > "corrected", though I have no idea if we have the legal right to make
> > that change.  The Jakarta PMC can follow up on this:
> > 
> > http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs/jakarta-avalon-apps/enterprise/orb/src/java/
> > org/apache/orb/ORB.java.diff?r1=1.9&r2=1.10&diff_format=h
> > 
> > AFAIK, there are no issues in commons-sandbox, though there are a bunch of
> > java files with invalid copyright lines (no date) and 130 java files with
> > no copyright description at all.
> > 
> > BTW, no, I should not need to point this out to the project or the PMC.
> > The definition of maintaining oversight is that the people having that
> > responsibility are supposed to see when these problems are created.
> > If they do not see it, then they aren't maintaining oversight.
> > 
> > ....Roy
> 
> I don't think this should stop us from improving oversight in license 
> compliance issues in jakarta-commons and jakarta-commons-sandbox.
> 

Big +1.  Until the members to committers ratio can improve, the only way to pick up the slack
is for EVERYONE to be watching out for this type of thing.
-- 
Scott Sanders - sanders@apache.org

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