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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [vote] mod_wombat ip clearance
Date Sat, 17 Feb 2007 17:59:25 GMT
Hi Brian,

> While you pointed out that your vote is non-binding, I respect your  
> opinion and want to resolve everything to satisfaction :-)

+1 for the IP clearance for wombat.

I do think that the IP clearance form could be clearer about how it  
is intended to be used, but that's not your issue today!

Craig

On Feb 16, 2007, at 11:18 PM, Brian McCallister wrote:

> On Feb 16, 2007, at 2:42 PM, Craig L Russell wrote:
>
>> 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.
>
> The title of the document has been changed.
>
>>>> 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 agree that it is worthy of discussion. If you do feel strongly I  
> will replace the values.
>
>>>
>>>> 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.
>
> Great, you are satisfied with the IP clearance?
>
> While you pointed out that your vote is non-binding, I respect your  
> opinion and want to resolve everything to satisfaction :-)
>
> -Brian
>
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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
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!


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