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From Geir Magnusson Jr. <>
Subject Re: [JBOSS] Plan of action
Date Sat, 15 Nov 2003 02:01:29 GMT

On Friday, November 14, 2003, at 02:30 PM, Juan Albisu wrote:

> Maybe the main commiters of Jboss code (People like rickard) can make 
> a public agrement giving Geronimo the chance to use the code they 
> wrote.

AFAIK, we're not using any JBoss code.  Exhibits A, B and C were pretty 
easily resolved, and I have the answer for "D", the allegation that 
didn't have a listed exhibit in the letter from the JBoss lawyers.


> At 07:04 14/11/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>> On Friday, November 14, 2003, at 06:36 AM, Siva wrote:
>>> Folks.
>>> Now since we have the answers for all the 3 exhibits quoted by JBoss
>>> LLC,what is our next course of action?
>>> Are we going to send a formal legal reply immediately or do a 
>>> thorough check
>>> of our codebase to ensure that we don't maintain any questionable 
>>> code in
>>> our infrastructure and then reply?
>> We should, as a matter of course, be sure that all code in the 
>> codebase is clean.    All committers who contributed code : please 
>> review (mentally or otherwise) your contributions to be sure that 
>> there is no infringement of IP.  If there are offending pieces of 
>> code, lets just fix them.  There's no problem in honest mistakes.  If 
>> there are dishonest mistakes, you are in violation of the CLA that 
>> you signed.
>> Let us know that so we can kick you out. :)
>> However, for the purposes of the letter from the JBoss Group LLC, we 
>> need to only show that the claims are not valid.  This won't stop the 
>> JBoss Group LLC from doing this again, but we'll have to deal with it 
>> if it happens.  It's a drag, but that's life, I suppose.
>> Re the reply - if we believe that all 4 issues are now covered, I'll 
>> make a summary response, and put in CVS for all committers to review.
>> If there is consensus that the response is correct, we'll present 
>> that information to the PMC and board, who will take care of the 
>> official, formal response to the JBoss Group, LLC.
>> geir
>>> Siva
>> --
>> Geir Magnusson Jr                                   203-247-1713(m)
Geir Magnusson Jr                                   203-247-1713(m)

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