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From charlie hunt <charlie.h...@sun.com>
Subject Re: contribution of treemap modification(s) ?
Date Wed, 08 Apr 2009 14:48:50 GMT

I understand Tim is on vacation / holidays this week.

Can I assume you are acting "Harmony lead" in Tim's absence?

Wouldn't Sun already have an agreement with Apache which would satisfy 
the needs of the ACQ?

If it pleases you and Harmony, I will fill out the ACQ. (Sorry, I just 
don't fully understand why it's needed for what we're trying to 
accomplish).  Can you tell me where and the suggested format to send it?


charlie ....

Alexei Fedotov wrote:
> Charlie,
> There is no way to give code back to Harmony without filling ACQ. This
> form guarantees that you do not give Sun's private IP to Apache
> Harmony which is a "clean room" implementation.
> Thanks.
> On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 5:52 PM, charlie hunt <charlie.hunt@sun.com> wrote:
>> 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. :-(
>> thanks,
>> 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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