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From Matt Benson <>
Subject Re: DeltaSpike IP clarifications
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:25:48 GMT
It may also be pertinent to note that the codebases here in question
are also ALv2 licensed.


On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 1:49 PM, Matt Benson <> wrote:
> Hi, all--per [1], "Generally, the mentors of a new project will need
> to consult with or the Apache legal team
> about the particular circumstances."  So, here I am.
> The situation can be read in detail at [2], but in short is this:
> DeltaSpike is intended to amalgamate "best of" add-on solutions from
> the Java EE community with regard to the "Contexts and Dependency
> Injection for the Java EE platform" (CDI) specification.  Thus its
> sources may incorporate code originating from numerous sources, but
> due to a number of reasons including e.g. anticipated feature overlap,
> it does not seem appropriate to include whole codebases under software
> grants.  The specific question at the moment regards code to which Red
> Hat holds the copyright.  The ASF has a filed CCLA from Red Hat, but I
> have been taking the position that we still need some form of
> assurance that code relating to CDI (primarily embodied in the Solder
> and Seam) projects is *specifically* approved for contribution to
> DeltaSpike.  I'll present the basic question in multiple-choice form
> (with options shown in order of difficulty):
> What do we need to show provenance?
>  a.  Nothing.  Stop being so damned paranoid.  The CCLA is enough.
>  b.  DeltaSpike's Red Hat-employed committers' assurance that their
> employer is "on board."
>  c.  A signed statement from Red Hat to the effect that their
> employees are authorized to contribute CDI-related code.
>  d.  A software grant for any codebase, even if we only intend to
> cherry-pick from it.
>  e.  Jim Whitehurst's eternal soul.
>  f.  Something else, namely _____.
> Thanks,
> Matt on behalf of DeltaSpike
> [1]
> [2]

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