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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: [2/52] [partial] git commit: Add contributed documentation from janl's couchdb-docs repository.
Date Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:18:57 GMT

On Apr 30, 2012, at 19:40 , Paul Davis wrote:

> A quick glance through code shows MPL/GPL/LGPL triple-licensed files.
> I know we can depend on MPL code but I have no idea if that means it
> can live in the repository or not. A quick google and I can't find
> anything that specifically states whether it can or can't.
> I appreciate that this was developed with the intention that it'd be
> contributed back to the ASF and that's the only reason I didn't
> immediately veto it. But there's 500,000 lines in this commit. That's
> awfully significant to throw in without warning or discussion even if
> it is on a branch.
> In the end, I of course defer to your judgement. I just wanted to
> stress the seriousness of IP clearance on such a gigantic push.

Fair enough :) All I wanted for now is a place to collaborate to
get this into shape that's worth committing. Is nuking the branch
enough to get the code out again? We can work on it on GitHub.


> On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:52 PM, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:
>> On Apr 30, 2012, at 18:49 , Paul Davis wrote:
>>> Whoa! Has anyone gone through and cleared IP issues with this code? We
>>> might also want to look into whether this sort of thing requires a
>>> Software Grant. I appreciate the enthusiasm but unless I missed a
>>> discussion I'm quite concerned about whether this is cleared to be in
>>> the ASF repo.
>> I vouch for it. I'm happy to nuke the branch if you find an issue.
>> This was merely to get Brian, Noah and I to have a branch to knock
>> out the mechanics, and I wanted to do it in ASF-land, so we don't
>> get accused of doing too many things on GitHub :)
>> I'm sorry if I jumped the gun here.
>> Cheers
>> Jan
>> --

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