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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: Harmony Podlling Quarterly Report
Date Sun, 31 Jul 2005 13:46:08 GMT
robert burrell donkin wrote:

> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> > robert burrell donkin wrote:
> > > may i suggest that a practical workaround for the issue (that started
> > > this debate) would be to ask all contributors to use jira.
> > LOL.  Yes, we're going to use JIRA.  That's not the issue at all -
> > we're talking about the mailing list.
> why not ask anyone who posts a contribution significant enough to be
> copyrightable (AIUI very small patches just one or two lines probably
> are not) to submit it through JIRA?

Either way, the AL is applied.  The only difference between the mailing list
and JIRA is that JIRA allows us to place an explicit notice at the point of

The underlying problem is the FSF claim that the AL and the GPL are not
compatible.  The ASF response to this claim is

	--- Noel

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