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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: [policy] bring in full code history on incubated project?
Date Sat, 24 Dec 2005 13:27:57 GMT
-1 from me :)

If we have access to the history, then we should take advantage
of it. This is especially true when the code is from public
repos, or, at least, non-private donators.

On Dec 23, 2005, at 1:32 PM, Davanum Srinivas wrote:

> +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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> Davanum Srinivas : http://wso2.com/blogs/
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