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From David Van Couvering <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Looking for Stephen Fitch
Date Tue, 23 May 2006 17:04:23 GMT
Great, Darcy, thanks!  I'm copying the Derby Developer community so they 
know where things stand.  The main thing we need from Stephen is for him 
to sign an ICLA and to clarify the copyrights on the files (they say 
copyright 2004 but we suspect 2005?).



Darcy Benoit wrote:
> Hi there. Stephen Fitch is the student that I am talking about. He has 
> recently graduated, and has taken a full-time job with the government. 
> He should be starting work soon. I've emailed him at one address that I 
> have, and I'll try him again at another email address. I'm prompting him 
> to get this done and over with, as I would hate to see this contribution 
> not make it into the code base.
> darcy
> On Tue, 23 May 2006 13:44:52 -0300, David Van Couvering 
> <David.Vancouvering@Sun.COM> wrote:
>> Hi, Darcy.  The student you mentioned who had implemented an in-memory
>> store for Derby -- is his name Stephen Fitch?
>> If not, you can ignore the rest of this email.  Whoever your student is
>> does need to provide a patch and also likely sign an Individual
>> Contributor License Agreement.
>> If Stephen Fitich *is* the contributor, we have his contribution at
>> http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-646
>> but the problem is, as you can see from the comments on this JIRA item,
>> that Stephen never submitted an Individual Contributor License
>> Agreement, or ICLA.  Without that, we can not accept his contribution.
>> We also are concerned about the fact that some files have a copyright
>> date starting at 1984.  Does Stephen own the copyright on all this code,
>> or did he obtain it elsewhere?
>> Until we get these things cleared up, as much as we want to we can't
>> take his code, and that would be a real waste.
>> We have tried contacting Stephen directly but he's not responding to his
>> emails.  Do you know how to reach him?
>> Thanks,
>> David
> --Dr. Darcy Benoit
> http://cs.acadiau.ca/~dbenoit/

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