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From Dain Sundstrom <d...@coredevelopers.net>
Subject Re: Commitment to resolve this matter with JBoss
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2003 01:40:40 GMT
Last time I checked the provider for the JBoss project is SourceForge :)

-dain

On Tuesday, November 11, 2003, at 05:34 PM, Andreas Schaefer wrote:

> Maybe former JBoss contributors should write an open letter to the 
> JBoss
> Group LLC complaining about the issue that "JBoss Group LLC is the
> provider of the JBoss project".
>
> -Andy
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Wilkins [mailto:greg@coredevelopers.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 5:29 PM
> To: geronimo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Commitment to resolve this matter with JBoss
>
>
>
> n. alex rupp wrote:
>> There's been buzz for months
>> about JBoss' concerns over the potential abuse of their property.
>
> Just a clarification on this....
>
> "JBoss" is not an entity that can have any IP rights
>
> As for as I know, JBoss Group LLC does not own any rights at all
> in JBoss the project.  The IP rights are held by the large number
> of individual contributors to the project.
>
> As a JBoss contributor, I actually take some offence at the way that
> JBoss Group LLC have described themselves as the "provider" of JBoss
> the software  project.   While they may provide gainful employment
> to some of the contributors to JBoss - they certainly have not done
> so for many of the contributors to the project.
>
> So we should be very careful avoid repeating false assertions or
> presumptions that JBoss Group LLC have any specific rights, ownership
> or monopoly over the JBoss project.   JBoss Group LLC license
> the privately owned JBoss trademarc, but that does not convey any
> rights over the IP of project itself.
>
>
> However, regardless of  JBoss Group LLC legal standing in this matter,
> we should welcome notifications of possible license violations from any
> source.  But I would have preferred the letter to be on behalf of the
> individual project maintainers and not from JBoss Group LLC.
>
> regards
>
> -- 
>
> /****************************************************************
> * Greg Wilkins
> * Partner
> * Core Developers Network
> ****************************************************************/
>
>

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  * Dain Sundstrom
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