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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [POLL] Maven and Apache Flex
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2012 04:37:46 GMT
Hopefully legal will change their opinion.  If not I will try to see if
there is some alternative.

I understand that software is supposed to be developed in the open at
Apache.  But if the goal of the code is to meet a legal requirement and it
doesn't, it seems reasonable that traces of it shouldn't remain in the open
source world to be potentially proliferated.


On 11/29/12 4:49 PM, "Greg Reddin" <gredbug@gmail.com> wrote:

> Personally I don't see any way I can support being forced to develop this in
> private. Apache doesn't work that way. I suppose if that's the only choice
> they give us and Chris is willing to do it on his own he can submit it to us
> as a patch but there's no guarantee it will be accepted. For myself I'd prefer
> to manually download the artifacts than to accept an agreement like that.
> At this point I don't guess I would veto a commit if this is what it comes to
> but this is a horrible way to develop a plugin that is essential to many Flex
> users. It should be developed in the open in a way that addresses everybody's
> needs including Adobe's and the community's. This is a slap in the face to the
> Apache Way. 
> Sent from my mobile device.
> On Nov 29, 2012, at 5:01 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
>> Our legal team requested a few days to consider whether they really need
>> this developed in private.  So if they come back that they want it to be
>> private I will present this option.
>> If you want to wait to get their answer that is fine, or you can start now
>> but please do it in private.
>> On 11/29/12 2:52 PM, "christofer.dutz@c-ware.de" <christofer.dutz@c-ware.de>
>> wrote:
>>> Another option would be to place dummy files on the Adobe download servers
>>> (but allready with the real names) and to develop the mojo publically ... as
>>> soon as Adobe is sattisfied with the license accepting and downloading part,
>>> they could replace the dummy files with real ones and we could concentrate
>>> on
>>> "mavenizing" the donload.
>>> Chris
>>> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
>>> Von: Justin Mclean [mailto:justinmclean@gmail.com] Im Auftrag von Justin
>>> Mclean
>>> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 29. November 2012 23:43
>>> An: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
>>> Betreff: Re: [POLL] Maven and Apache Flex
>>> HI,
>>>> One important thing, legal may want you to develop this plug-in
>>>> without checking it into any public source code repository until they
>>>> have a chance to see it work.
>>> Can you give their reasons behind this?
>>> Wouldn't it be better to have it worked on collaboratively in the open by
>>> the
>>> community?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Justin
>> -- 
>> Alex Harui
>> Flex SDK Team
>> Adobe Systems, Inc.
>> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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