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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: JIRA Attachments/Licensing
Date Thu, 20 Jul 2006 21:25:20 GMT
Tim Williams wrote:
> Nigel's recent decision (or more his rationale)  to not assign ASF
> license with his attachment made me take a look at our JIRA.  I'd like
> to highlight what i think are issues with the screen.  Just in case
> folks agree, I looked and don't see an easy way to change it just for
> out project but anyway:
> 
> 1) The screen makes the choice appear as if it's questioning whether
> one wants the code "included" vs. "not included" in the software.
> And, while that's obviously the net effect, it's not the "real"
> question.
> 
> 2)  When folks click the "Grant license" button, I'm not convinced
> everyone really knows what it means and how important it is to us.
> More importantly, whether they have the right to "grant" it anyway.
> 
> For #1, I'm not sure what the best way to word it is.  I htink the
> first option "Grant license" is probably worded properly but the
> second one is, IMO, confusing.
> 
> For #2, I suggest we add a small well-crafted "What's this mean?"
> section immediately below it to briefly explain what they are doing
> when they click the "Grant" option.  Perhaps with some hints as to
> times where they may not be able to grant it (e.g. it was paid work,
> don't solely own it, not wholly original, etc.)
> 
> Thoughts?

I agree. Perhaps a suggestion to the infra@a.o team would be in order 
(they control that part of Jira).

Ross

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