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From Brett Porter <>
Subject Re: [exec][patch] commons-exec initial contrib
Date Sat, 06 Aug 2005 23:39:53 GMT
Noel J. Bergman wrote:

>I re-read the commit messages, and no it was not entirely clear, at least
>not in terms of the clarity I'd want for IP clearance.  The concern is
>tracking provenance.
Ok, do I need to edit the commit message?

>Ant is in Subversion.  If these are patched versions of Ant code, why didn't
>you use `svn cp` to initially populate the tree, with appropriate comments,
>then apply the patches?
Only some new components are in there, but according to their dev list
they have voted on moving the main repository (that includes this code)
in the next couple of weeks.

Is this necessary if Niklas has a CLA on file?

>Grey areas, but the larger the contributions that more important that we get
>a CLA.  And, as you noted, the o.a.c.e.launcher package was created by him,
>and is not just a set of patches.
Actually, I thought originally this was an original contribution, but on
closer inspection I've found that it is also derived from another set of
Ant classes.

So, the question now is what is necessary to clear this up? Is a CLA
from Niklas (and CCLA if necessary) plus modification of the original
commit message to indicate origin sufficient? On reading the IP
clearance document, it appears so.

- Brett

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