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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: [RE-VOTE #3] adoption of mod_combine subproject
Date Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:14:41 GMT
On 4/3/2012 2:01 PM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> William A. Rowe Jr. wrote on Tue, Apr 03, 2012 at 13:16:22 -0500:
>> I also believe he did so (you
>> might also refer to the bugzilla ticket Sam hasn't replied to yet).
> Thanks for the pointer -- I only read the legal-discuss@ thread, not the ticket.

As Sam pointed out, individual ticket assignments to the VP Infra will
not be scalable.  Sam's prime weakness is an aversion to delegation.
So we fall again down the rabbit hole.

I brought the matter to legal-internal with a statement "Roy asserts..." and
a request "Just fix it in respect to policy, or we will presume Roy is correct".

I'm afraid this may have been misinterpreted as a request to cast judgement
on a specific case, when there was no such request.  No specific case review
was requested.  Policy review was requested.

Sam's response now appears to be, [liberally paraphrasing] "If it adheres
to the terms and conditions and is offered in good faith under those terms
of the Individual Contributor License Agreement and the Apache License 2.0,
by a committer, their employer and any other assigns to that copyright and
relevant patents, and the committer asserts this is true, then the PMC must
be the one to make that judgement call".

Which is what Roy argued this entire time and seems awfully sensible to me.

So sorry to waste the legal team's time, and please be considerate and don't
waste ours either.  If it is time to update process docs, do it already.

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