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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: AW: AW: AW: AW: AW: [POLL] Maven and Apache Flex
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:40:09 GMT

On 11/30/12 9:29 AM, "Omar Gonzalez" <omarg.developer@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 9:23 AM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
>> Anyway, I would like your thoughts on Adobe Legal's desire to review the
>> way
>> the code will work before it gets checked into SVN.
>> --
>> Alex Harui
>> Flex SDK Team
>> Adobe Systems, Inc.
>> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui
> Just thinking out loud here as I don't really know the level of review
> Adobe Legal requires to make their assessments...
> But, would it be sufficient for Adobe Legal if they were provided a
> sequence diagram to explain how the code would work? We could create the
> diagram and refine it on the mailing list and once its ready have Adobe
> Legal take a look. If the assumptions/design in the diagram are OK then we
> can continue with code development in the open in Apache repos?
It might be sufficient, but I think they want to see it actually run.  Many
sequence diagrams never actually get implemented in the way they are drawn
up.  But it doesn't have to be complete or even actually download anything,
just enough to see that you can stop maven and ask a question and abort if
the answer is no, and in the case of non-interactive mode that there isn't
some easy way around it.  Once they see that, I'm pretty sure it can be
finished in the open.  And there's still a chance that when I ask them again
on Monday they will have relaxed their position.

I haven't looked to see if there is any Apache precedence for this kind of
issue.  It would seem to me that if some of us were discussing on the list
about adding some feature and someone else lurking on the list spoke up and
said "hey, I have a patent/copyright on stuff like that and I'm not willing
to donate it", that we might also give them a private copy of early code to
review to see if they would have objections.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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