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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 19:21:49 GMT
On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:
> 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.

Good enough for me anyway. It could technically be rescued until some
point in the future but I think it'll be gone gone as soon as GC runs.

> Cheers
> Jan
> --
>> 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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