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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [policy] bring in full code history on incubated project?
Date Fri, 23 Dec 2005 18:32:41 GMT
+1 from me. Start with a snapshot.

On 12/23/05, Justin Erenkrantz <justin@erenkrantz.com> wrote:
> --On December 23, 2005 1:15:44 PM -0500 "Geir Magnusson Jr."
> <geirm@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > Sorry to change the subject...
> >
> > Can someone make a definitive statement on whether or not code  history
> > is brought into our repo from elsewhere when a podling brings  code over?
>
> I say no.  We should only take in a snapshot.
>
> If people want to see the history that was done elsewhere, they are free to
> maintain the old history outside.  What happened before the ASF was
> involved is something we have no knowledge of and can't speak to.  We can't
> be responsible for what happened before we were involved.
>
> By only taking in a snapshot, we create a clean break from a social and
> legal standpoint.  All work from that point is done under our oversight
> mechanisms.  We can operate in good faith that the snapshot we receive is
> in decent legal shape as we usually have a software grant for the bulk of
> that work.  However, taking in complete source history that we have no
> knowledge of the oversight mechanisms that were in place is a bad thing in
> my opinion.
>
> There is a lesser point that taking in the author information from a
> separate project is awkward.  This presents conflicts with our user account
> information and muddy things up if we ever have to do an audit.  -- justin
>
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