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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: Code covered by the Oracle grant
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2011 12:06:38 GMT
On 7 Jun 2011, at 13:06, Michael Stahl wrote:
> On 07/06/11 11:42, Christian Lippka wrote:
>> Am 07.06.2011 11:09, schrieb Thorsten Behrens:

>>> If you re-read Christian's mail, the answer to both is "yes". And
>>> another remark: given the overall state of the code (~20 years of
>>> sedimentation), the full project history is of great value, when one
>>> tries to figure out how one specific piece of code came to pass.
> yes, the history is definitely valuable; in fact i sometimes am frustrated that it only
starts in 2000 and misses out the first 10 years...

Keep in mind that one can do both - keep all the history -but- at the same time ensure that
releases done under the ASF its banner only contain code covered by the software grant. And
that any code added since that software grant 'stake in the sand' point is covered by the
normal CCLA agreement with an indivudal committer. Combine that with a bit of frugal oversight
by the PMC (to spot accidental cut-and-paste from pre-watershed code) and one has the best
of both worlds perhaps?

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