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From Alex Karasulu <akaras...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Graduate Sqoop podling from Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:44:22 GMT
On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 8:20 PM, Doug Cutting <cutting@apache.org> wrote:

> On 02/29/2012 06:19 AM, Alex Karasulu wrote:
> >> The class/package names are merely not being deleted. Presuming that the
> >> > original code was part of the inceptional code grant, one can
> conclude that
> >> > the company in question doesn't mind their namespace being used by ASF
> >> > projects *for that purpose*.
> >> >
> >> >
> > OK I'm completely content if the Co. in question does so in writing
> freeing
> > us of any responsibility.
>
> I don't think this is required.
>
> " ... the names of the Java language API files, packages, classes, and
> methods are not protectable as a matter of law ..."
>
> http://www.groklaw.net/articlebasic.php?story=20110915194531435
>
>
Just saw this now. This makes me feel much better. But it does not prevent
a negative, and potentially damaging situation from occurring.

-- 
Best Regards,
-- Alex

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