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From Geir Magnusson Jr. <>
Subject Re: [hivemind] what exactly is the issue here?
Date Thu, 06 Nov 2003 10:53:46 GMT

On Wednesday, November 5, 2003, at 06:48 PM, wrote:

>> I'll admit I haven't read every [hivemind] message on this, but I've 
>> read
>> quite a few of them, and the precise situation still isn't quite 
>> clear to
>> me.
>> If I understand it correctly, all of the code in HiveMind was either:
>> 1) moved to the j-c-sandbox from tapestry
>> or
>> 2) created new in the j-c-sandbox by Howard
>> the trouble being that some of the work under #2 was done on WebCT's 
>> dime,
>> and that while Howard believed that was acceptable to WebCT at the 
>> time,
>> now there seems to be some ambiguity in the matter.
>> Is that correct?
>> Howard, can you explain in more detail:
>> A) What exactly is WebCT asserting with respect to HiveMind?
> They assert that any contribution of the code to the ASF should 
> originate with them, rather than soley with me.

That's reasonable if it was a work-for-hire, isn't it?

>> B) What exactly WebCT would like to do/plans to do/would like the ASF 
>> to
>> do as a result of that?
> The proposal for HiveMind will note the "generous donation of code to 
> the ASF".

Just in the proposal?  I can't imagine that there would be a problem 
with that, although any requirements after that would most likely be 


Geir Magnusson Jr                                   203-247-1713(m)

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