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From Doug Arthur <dougart...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Early access to Falcon compiler
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 22:26:50 GMT
On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 3:15 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> On 2/22/12 11:34 AM, "Martin Heidegger" <mh@leichtgewicht.at> wrote:
>
>> As a developer I know that when being stuck, sometimes a clear mind
>> helps. I basically just
>> wanted to offer my help and was suggesting that I wasn't the only one.
> And I really appreciate your energy and contributions.  And you are not the
> only one.  I hope we will find a way to donate the Falcon code earlier than
> is now stated.  It will depend on time and resources.
>
> Maybe Falcon will do a non-NDA pre-release so you can see the code, but I
> don't think you can go modify it and put it in the Apache SVN.  Not without
> someone doing the whole legal review thing that has delayed getting the
> framework in.
>
> The biggest obstacle will likely be that management will come and ask me how
> much distraction it was to donate the framework and the answer will make
> them skittish about donating Falcon until things "quiet down".
>
> Once I get through donating the framework and then 3.x, I will look into
> ways to donate Falcon earlier.
>
> --
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.
> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui
>

I think the non-DNA agreement would be a great approach, and the
process to get it contributed can be as scheduled. So long as we have
a head start, and once it gets approved any changes we have can go
right. We will assume the risk of the legal hurdles that any efforts
we make were in vane. We might even decide to completely deviate from
the Falcon compiler all together as discussed in other threads, but
having that insight into what's going on with the compiler will be a
huge win, and it doesn't have to be a distraction much past getting
that non-DNA ironed out.

Thanks!
- Doug

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