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From Geir Magnusson Jr. <ge...@optonline.net>
Subject Re: JBoss Exhibit C : org.apache.geronimo.common.InvocationType
Date Thu, 13 Nov 2003 15:24:08 GMT

On Thursday, November 13, 2003, at 08:49 AM, Danny Angus wrote:
>
>
> Gier's conclusion says...

"Geir".  Remember the rule :

'i' before 'e', except after 'c' and in 'geir'

>
>> Dain contributed the same code to Geronimo that he contributed to  
>> JBoss.
>
>> The only difference between his JBoss contributions, for which he has
>> complete rights to contribute and relicense elsehwere,
>
> Be cautious about this assumption as according to
> http://theserverside.com/home/thread.jsp?thread_id=22337#101159
> and
> http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/*checkout*/jboss/jboss/src/main/ 
> org/jboss/ejb/entity/Attic/EntityInvocationRegistry.java
> the commit log for the initial import is
>
> "Tracks the entities and contexts associated with a transaction.  This
> functionality was merged from GlobalTxMap, TxEntityMap, and
> EntitySynchronizationInterceptor."
>
> Which to my mind suggests that at best Dain commited not his own IP  
> but a
> "derivative work" of IP already owned by JBOSS commiters, and thus  
> already
> covered by the LGPL, and that therefore this file should indeed be  
> licenced
> under the LGPL unless Dain was the sole author of all of the code from
> which this was merged, or unless the it is apparent that the "merge"  
> was a
> new work which merged the ideas, but not the code itself.
>

My conclusion was only analyzing the file mentioned in the specific  
claim.  Do we start a new thread for this ?


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Geir Magnusson Jr                                   203-247-1713(m)
geirm@optonline.net


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