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From charlie hunt <charlie.h...@sun.com>
Subject Re: contribution of treemap modification(s) ?
Date Wed, 08 Apr 2009 13:52:53 GMT
Ok ... I'm back.

Tim:  Some questions below.   Sorry to be overly cautious here.  But, I 
want direction from you on moving forward with this.

For others who have asked other questions .... I will get to those 
questions unrelated to getting these modifications to Harmony once we 
get that task out of the way.  Please bear with me ... first things 
first. :-)

If possible I would like to get this transaction completed today since I 
am planning to be on holidays / vacation Thursday & Friday.

Questions for Tim:

Just to be clear on the TreeMap artifact.  The modifications are 
enhancements which made to a TreeMap 5 from the Harmony repository where 
we added / implemented the Java 6 APIs to make it Java 6 compliant.  
Although I was the author of the changes / enhancements, I do not own 
this rights to the code that was added, Sun owns it and Sun wishes to 
give these changes/enhancements to Harmony.

1.) I looked over the "detailed contribution policy".  At first glance 
it looks a little daunting. ;-)  It seems a little heavyweight for what 
we are trying to accomplish which is merely giving Harmony the 
modifications to java.util.TreeMap.  Do we need to do:
a.) Authorized Contributor Questionnaire:  This looks to be applicable 
if one is wanting to be a (long term) committer to the project.  That is 
not my intention. I merely would like to give Harmony the modifications 
made to your TreeMap 5.  Do you really need this Authorized Contributor 
Questionnaire?  Would there be some kind of "blanket" agreement between 
Sun & Apache which would make this transaction much easier?  Sun makes 
contributions and has contributors on many different Apache projects.  
(Fwiw, I am not trying to delay or slow the transaction.  I am trying to 
figure out the easiest and quickest way to make this transaction occur.)
b.) I am certainly not an expert at this topic.  But, after reading the 
"Contribution Policy", it looks to me as if this contribution falls 
under the "Bulk Contribution"?  Would you agree?

Assuming you agree this contribution falls under the "Bulk 
Contribution", what is the typical artifacts put in JIRA and is this 
something we can do ahead of satisfying the "Software Grant or CCLA" 
which might already exist for Sun?  If this falls under a "Bulk 
Contribution" do you need the "Authorized Contributor Questionnaire" 
from me?

Sorry to be full of questions ... this is something that is totally new 
and foreign to me. :-(


charlie hunt ...

charlie hunt wrote:
> Tim,
> Since you're essentially the person who's the face of Harmony these 
> days, I would like to ask you to help me (a novice) with this process.
> Hope you don't mind some silly / stupid questions.  :-/  I'm an 
> engineer. Not an open source license and processes expert.  In other 
> words, I do not want to unknowingly do something that is harmful to 
> either party involved.  This also why I haven't put the code in front 
> of you at this point, i.e. I want to know exactly what's needed for 
> artifacts before moving too quickly and putting the code in front of 
> you.  Open source projects tend to be pretty sensitive about how they 
> receive contributions.  I would like to honor and follow Harmony's 
> wishes wrt this TreeMap you will be receiving. Hope you understand my 
> concerns.
> I will back shortly with a few questions.   I need to get my son off 
> to school.
> Be back shortly.
> thanks,
> charlie ...
> Tim Ellison wrote:
>> Yep, that is the contibution policy.
>> If there are any questions about it just ask.
>> Regards,
>> Tim
>> On Apr 8, 2009 9:35 AM, "Egor Pasko" <egor.pasko@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On the 0x58D day of Apache Harmony Davanum Srinivas wrote: > Charlie, 
>> > >
>> Typical contribution to an...
>> here is the detailed contribution policy:
>> http://harmony.apache.org/contribution_policy.html
>> My guess is that your contribution falls into the "Bulk Contributions"
>> category. Tim knows this subject a lot better. Let's wait for him to
>> speak up.
>> -- 
>> Egor Pasko

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