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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Software Grant through Intellectual Property Clearance in MyFaces
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2007 19:24:07 GMT

On Jul 26, 2007, at 9:27 AM, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:

> On 7/26/07, Martin Marinschek <> wrote:
>> Hi *,
>> we have a situation over at the MyFaces project which is a pretty
>> straightforward code-grant.
>> Oracle wants to donate the code of a JSF-portlet-bridge which would
>> fit well with MyFaces. We do already have some bridge code at  
>> MyFaces,
>> but it is not as complete as this donation would be, and it doesn't
>> comply to the corresponding standard.
>> The possibly donated jsf-portlet-bridge is the reference
>> implementation of JSR-301 - it would fit well for several projects at
>> the ASF to have this code ASL licensed. It is important relating to
>> recent discussions on jcp-open to say that Scott O'Bryan has said the
>> bridge-team will try everything to release the according TCK under  
>> the
>> ASL license as well.
>> In comparison to the recent incubation projects in MyFaces, which are
>> ADF-Faces --> Trinidad and the Rich Client Framework the codebase is
>> not very large and would not need any community building around it  
>> nor
>> would it be necessary to bring an existing community to the ASF - as
>> already 4 members of the MyFaces community know the ins and outs of
>> this or similar bridges and can easily take over the code and  
>> maintain
>> it (and there is sufficient interest to do so). Scott O'Bryan, one of
>> the existing developers of the bridge at Oracle, is also a MyFaces
>> committer.
>> So in our understanding, incubation is not necessary, as no community
>> needs to be incubated. If there are any objections, though, we'll
>> certainly rethink this point of view - this is why I'm asking for
>> comments here.
> sounds like a straightforward software grant to me
> - robert

I agree.

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Craig Russell
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P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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