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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [mentors] Tracking of IP clearance for Flex code donations
Date Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:21:11 GMT
Hi Alex,

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

> Adobe has donated the following:
> 1) Initial Frameworks Donation via SVN Import.  MD5 was computed...
> 2) Modules/Compiler Donation via SVN Import.  MD5 was computed...
> 3) Basic Mustella Test Engine.  This was committed directly to SVN...
> 4) Automation/Samples/FABridge.  This was committed directly to SVN...
> 5) The Mustella Test Media.  This was committed directly to SVN...
> 6) The Flex 5 Components.  This was committed directly to SVN...
> 7) The Text Layout Framework.  This was also committed directly to SVN...

I think we just need to create a jira issue where we list those
donations, and I can then check in the foundation's documents that the
corresponding grants are present, and add that info to the jira issue.
If you agree, can you create that issue and provide the basic

> If I understand the goal of the document, it is to guarantee correct license
> and copyright handling before code goes into an Apache repository.  I am a
> bit surprised by that as I thought one of the jobs in incubation is to fix
> up this stuff...

AIUI the main goal of the software grant (
http://www.apache.org/licenses/software-grant.txt ) is for Apache Flex
to demonstrate that it checked that whoever donated code actually was
authorized to do so, and to have a record of the granted license.

We don't expect code donations to be ready to release, as you say it's
the podling's job to add license headers, NOTICE files etc.

> ...Could we argue that releasing got us to a correct place legally and now we
> only need to prove out the correctness for donations 3, 5, 6, and 7?...

IMO we just need to provide evidence that donations were handled as
they should, so covered by software grants.

> ...How do we resolve the MD5 issue for things we checked in directly,
> especially if the net commit of some of those files were updates to
> previously donated files?...

svn revision numbers of the corresponding commits are fine, if someone
wants to see the details they can look at the diffs of those commits.

> How do we provide links to the grants?

The grants are in a private area in the foundation's svn, so we cannot
provide links. Filenames are sufficient for people to be able to find
the grants if they want. I can add those if you create the jira issue
and add the list of grants with md5s or svn revision numbers and
donation dates or mail archive links.


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