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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [vote] mod_wombat ip clearance
Date Fri, 16 Feb 2007 22:42:12 GMT
Hi Brian,

On Feb 15, 2007, at 6:54 PM, Brian McCallister wrote:

> On Feb 15, 2007, at 2:53 PM, Craig L Russell wrote:
>
>> -1 (NOT binding)
>>
>> The document still contains remnants of its TEMPLATE origin
>>
>> search for "TEMPLATE"
>
> Deleted this section, thank you

Does the page title still show up in the browser as "XYZ Codebase  
Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance Status"? You didn't edit this  
line in the patch below.
>
>> search for "if applicable"
>
> Using the search available here ( http://www.uspto.gov/main/ 
> trademarks.htm ) I found nothing which looks infringing. There are  
> a number of wombat trademarks around, but the only one related to  
> software is marked DEAD. The closest live one is for some folks who  
> make keyboards.
>
>> search for "Check and make sure"
>
> All of these have been checked, made sure, and appropriately dated.
>
>> search for "Identify name recorded for software grant: the name of  
>> the grant as record[sic]"
>
> Good catch, thank you.

ok.
>
>> search for "For individuals, use the name as recorded on the  
>> committers page"
>
> Prior to import it has only been available under the Apache  
> License, Version 2.0. As such, everyone not in violation of that  
> license has distribution rights.

ok.
>
>>
>> If the incubator is to perform due diligence, there's not much on  
>> which to perform "diligence" here.
>
> Huh? There are four code grants, one from each person who has  
> contributed code. There are four CLA's, one from each person who  
> has contributed code. There is verification of the information I  
> asserted in the template. There is also the two spots in the  
> template I missed filling in which you caught -- who has  
> distribution rights and the name of the project used in grants.txt.

This is a question for the incubator "due diligencers". Is the intent  
of the document to have the sections replaced as in [1] or simply  
dated as in [2]?

[1] http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/geronimo-iiop.html
[2] http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/harmony-14-contribution- 
classlib-ibm.html

I believe that if the incubator folks are supposed to perform due  
diligence given only this form, then the form needs to have the  
information. On the other hand, if the form is simply a checklist and  
the incubator folks just make sure that the lists are checked, then  
just dates are fine.

I think this is the subject of another email thread so I won't recap  
here.
>
>> I might be missing the point of the template, but I guess the  
>> sections above are supposed to be replaced with actual names,  
>> actions taken, file locations, references to email threads, etc.
>
> I have checked in the updates to cover these points, but I have not  
> redeployed the inubator site, For your convenience I have included  
> the diff of the changes below.

Modulo remarks above, fine by me.

Thanks,

Craig
>
> Thank You!
>
> -Brian
>
> Index: site-author/ip-clearance/httpd-wombat.xml
> ===================================================================
> --- site-author/ip-clearance/httpd-wombat.xml	(revision 508285)
> +++ site-author/ip-clearance/httpd-wombat.xml	(revision 508286)
> @@ -4,10 +4,7 @@
>      <title>XYZ Codebase Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance  
> Status</title>
>    </properties>
>    <body>
> -    <section id="Codebase+IP+Clearance+TEMPLATE">
> -      <title>Codebase IP Clearance TEMPLATE</title>
> -    </section>
> -    <section id="XYZ+Codebase+Intellectual+Property+%28IP%29 
> +Clearance+Status">
> +    <section id="Wombat+Codebase+Intellectual+Property+%28IP%29 
> +Clearance+Status">
>        <title>Wombat Codebase Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance  
> Status</title>
>      </section>
>      <section id="Description">
> @@ -79,8 +76,7 @@
>              </tr>
>            </table>
>            <p>
> -Identify name recorded for software grant: <em>the name of the  
> grant as record
> -in the grants.txt document so that the grant can be easily  
> identified</em>
> +Identify name recorded for software grant: <em>mod_wombat</em>
>            </p>
>          </section>
>          <section id="Verify+distribution+rights">
> @@ -89,9 +85,8 @@
> Corporations and individuals holding existing distribution rights:
>              </p>
>              <ul>
> -<li>
> -<em>For individuals, use the name as recorded on the committers  
> page</em>
> -</li>
> +              <li>It is presently distributed under the Apache  
> License, Version 2.0. <em>Everyone</em> not in violation of that  
> license has distribution rights.</li>
> +              <li>Contributions have been made by brianm, pquerna,  
> rooneg, and Martin Traverso</li>
>              </ul>
>            <table>
>              <tr>
>
>
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Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
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