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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Github, again.
Date Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:34:46 GMT
As far as I know, it hasn't happened.

The ASF has a great reputation for having very complete and
detailed provenance; The combination of that record (well
deserved, and well earned) as well as the ALv2 license is
what makes Apache code so universally prevalent in IT nowaways.

> On Apr 10, 2015, at 9:22 AM, Raymond Camden <> wrote:
> Interesting. Thanks for sharing this. In terms of "forging" authorship
> - is that something that has actually happened in the past and been an
> issue, or is just something that is feared?
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 8:10 AM, Jim Jagielski <> wrote:
>> Actually, during the long discussion regarding Groovy moving to
>> the ASF, the whole "what's wrong w/ Github" was brought up
>> several times, and answered several times (as I was almost
>> sure it was done here)... In any case, the following is a
>> typical response to why Github cannot be canon:
>> Since IP provenance is important, I'm sure we all understand
>> this issue now, and this FUD can finally die.
>>> On Apr 9, 2015, at 8:27 PM, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:
>>> It is the current interpretation of policy wrt providence of the IP (code).
>>> Github could go bankrupt/exit to Oracle and disappear (ala Google Code) or
>>> worse go rogue and sneak patent violations into our code.
>>> I'll leave the likelyhood of these scare scenarios to you noting that most
>>> brands appear to feel this risk is low.
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