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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: [2/52] [partial] git commit: Add contributed documentation from janl's couchdb-docs repository.
Date Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:40:00 GMT
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.

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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