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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ACQ Ambiguity
Date Tue, 05 Oct 2010 21:09:22 GMT
On 04/Oct/2010 09:15, Mark Hindess wrote:
> When filling out the ACQ[0], at the point you are asked about
> exposure, you have been given no reason to discount exposure to
> Apache Harmony (or other ALv2 compatible implementations such as
> Android).  It is only after you've stated your exposure (in the
> paragraph after Part III, Item 5) that this is mentioned and even
> then it gives no indication that you shouldn't try to answer Part
> III, Item 6.
> 
> If you do attempt to answer question 6 then you are told to state
> that you will not contribute to those components or indicate that
> the issue is resolved and that the resolution:
> 
>   must be one or more of (a), (b), or (c) above)
> 
> But in some cases the resolution is none of those it is the
> "compatible with ALv2" clause in the paragraph preceding (a), (b)
> and (c).
> 
> I propose we change the ACQ to read:
> 
>     If you have answered yes to any question above, you may not be a
>     contributor to the related component of Apache Harmony unless
>     either:
> 
>      a) that implementation is available under a recognized Open
>         Source license compatible with the Apache License v2;
> 
>      b) the copyright owner of that implementation submits the
>         implementation to this project under the Software Grant or the
>         Corporate Contribution License Agreement (the CCLA);
> 
>      c) if the copyright owner is your current employer, signs a CCLA and
>         lists you as a designated employee; or
> 
>      d) if the copyright owner is not your current employer, submits
>         a written authorization disclaiming any copyright or confidentiality
>         interest in your current or future contributions to this project.
> 
>     6. For each of the components listed above, please indicate either
>        that you will not be an Authorized Contributor for those
>        components at Apache Harmony, or indicate how you will resolve
>        the issue of previous exposure (must be one or more of (a),
>        (b), (c) or (d) above; if (a) please give details of the
>        implementation e.g. Apache Harmony, Google Android, etc.):
> 
> (and update the version number to v1.2).  What do others think?
> 
> Regards,
>  Mark.
> 
> [0] http://harmony.apache.org/auth_cont_quest.txt

Looks fine.

I was trying to think of some way to move the 'please give details'
request up to the (a) paragraph, but can't think of a natural way to do it.

Regards,
Tim

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