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From "ant elder" <ant.el...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Policy re importing non-APL source into apache svn
Date Mon, 14 Jan 2008 15:42:33 GMT
On Jan 14, 2008 3:29 PM, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:

> Simon Kitching wrote:
>
> > Is a project under incubation allowed to import its existing sources
> > (not under the Apache license) into the Apache svn?  And after
> > graduation from the incubator, is it ok for the svn history to
> > still show those old non-apl files in the history?
>
> > I hope the answer is simply "yes". It is nice to be able to see the
> > complete history of any file, even before its move to Apache. However
> > this does mean that non-apl source can be downloaded via the apache
> > svn server which seems a little odd.
>
> I honestly don't remember, and seem to recall that we've had both things
> happen in the past, with discussion about it.  There have definitely been
> statements to the effect that projects can clean up their licensing while
> in
> the Incubator.  That also seems to be implied by the presence of the
> Copyright and Distribution Rights questions in the STATUS file.
>
> On the other hand, I also believe that the ASF should have the code grants
> prior to importing the code into SVN.
>
> Discussion?
>
>        --- Noel
>

The current draft of the proposed third party licensing policy mentions this
and seems to allow it, see:
http://people.apache.org/~rubys/3party.html#transition-incubator

   ...ant

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