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From Henri Yandell <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Bluesky status and plans (was: Monthly reports missing)
Date Fri, 17 Jun 2011 09:13:03 GMT
On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Upayavira <uv@odoko.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
> On Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:34 +0200, "Bernd Fondermann"
> <bernd.fondermann@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 20:00, Donald Whytock <dwhytock@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > What happens to a dormant podling?  Are its files still accessible,
>> > and does its licensing still apply?
>>
>> I'd guess that the files remain accessible. However...
>> Please use unreleased code, especially from the Incubator, with extreme
>> care.
>> Nobody, especially not the ASF, will grant for it.
>
> Specifically, it is during the process of releasing that an ASF project
> reviews the licenses included within a codebase. Taking code direct from
> ASF subversion (and more particularly unreleased code), the ASF will
> give no guarantees over licenses used. It would be legitimate to have
> incompatibly licensed code in SVN, so long as it is removed before the
> product is released.
>
> So yes, the code will be there, but no, the ASF will not be making any
> statements about the licensing credentials of that code. Do with it as
> you wish.

Agreed - the "Verify distribution rights" section of the incubation process.

However, Bluesky haven't managed to check off the two copyright items.
I think we should remove the source in svn rather than continuing to
assume that we have a license to the code.

Hen

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