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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: How Open Source Works (was Re: Spawning Data on Multiple Directories)
Date Fri, 05 May 2006 14:34:17 GMT
derby@segel.com wrote:

> Thus, any involvement of IBM and Sun are going to be limited in scope in
> order to avoid the potential of "leakage" of patented and/or licensed IP. It
> appears that their scope is limited to "bug fixes" only.

That is plainly not true.

IBM and Sun have assigned engineers on Derby that have implemented many
features, written documentation & whitepapers, setup regression testing,
run additional testing, produced releases, answered user & developer
questions and also fixed bugs.

People from outside IBM and Sun have also done all of the above. That's
what Apache Derby open source is about, a community of people working
together.

Dan.




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