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From David Van Couvering <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: In-memory store implementation available for contribution
Date Tue, 23 May 2006 16:36:21 GMT
ugh.  And that's all I have to say about that.  IANAL nor do I intend to 
ever be one.

I agree this contribution is problematic because (a) it has the 1984 
copyright and (b) we can't locate the original contributor.

I think the best approach would be to find the contributor.  Since the 
professor just posted to derby-user, I will contact her directly and say 
we need to reach Stephen otherwise we can't use his potentially 
beneficial work.


Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> David Van Couvering wrote:
>> OK, thanks, I thought this was a separate effort than the one already
>> contributed.
>> If we don't get the CLA, are we able to take what he's contributed and
>> run with it?  Or do we need to start from scratch?
> There are 6 new files in the patch for DERBY-646, which makes a
> significant contribution, in my opinion, so that iCLA would be needed.
> (My apologies if this info already got repeated in another thread).
> One of the questions I would have for Stephen, if Professor Benoit can
> locate him, is why 4 of the files have "Copyright 1998, 2004" and two
> others have "Copyright 2004". Does Stephen own that earlier work from
> 1998 and has the rights to grant license to the ASF? --At the very
> least, we would need an on-list conversation with Stephen to clear the ip.
> If Stephen can't be located, there's always the option of pointing to
> DERBY-646 on the Derby Wiki so others can find his work and compile it
> in. Not ideal, I realize.
>  -jean

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