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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: SVN source structure for Apache cTAKES?
Date Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:57:28 GMT
Hi Jörn,

On Jul 23, 2012, at 8:40 AM, Jörn Kottmann wrote:

> On 07/23/2012 05:18 PM, Chen, Pei wrote:
>> My apologies as we tried to be transparent as we can in the original project proposal:
>> - There are currently over 50 contributors/developers actively contributing to cTAKES
spread across over 8 sites (Mayo, BCH, Colorado University, Pittsburgh, UCSD, MITRE, etc.).
>> - We have already communicated to developers as well as known users about the move
to Apache as soon as we could.  They have also been invited to the various ctakes-dev@ mailing
lists as soon as they were created (which seems to be a first logical step in also becoming
> I am a bit scared by this statement. The initial developers list only has 4 names on
it compared to 50 active contributors/developers,
> why is there such a huge gap? How many people have commit rights for cTAKES on SF?

Yep this statement concerned me too.

> Did you reach consensus among the developers to move cTAKES to the Apache Incubator or
is this a fork of the cTAKES project?

I have the same question.

> This also has a big impact on the IP clearance process because all parties who contributed
a significant amount
> to the code base should be involved in it.

Yep that's my other concern is that at the least, the Software Grant won't cover b/c the Software
was developed
by more contributors than are present here as initial Apache committers.


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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