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From Henri Yandell <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Old projects with incomplete copyright diligence
Date Wed, 15 Aug 2012 02:31:15 GMT
On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, Benson Margulies wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com<javascript:;>>
>> wrote:
>> > Just because it was released doesn't mean that it correctly did that.
>> >
>> > Need to confirm that all copyright owners of any pre-Apache code
>> > either signed ICLA/grants with us, or that the source was already
>> > licensed under a category A license.
>>
>> I volunteered to deal with all this as an expansion of a Shepherd
>> assignment. I confess that I'm feeling a bit whelmed.
>>
>
> FWIW, here's how I'd approach this:
>
> * Look at the original Kato proposal (
> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/KatoProposal) for insight on what
> pre-Apache IP was supposed to be transferred to us.
> * Check the early Kato svn history for commits containing that IP (see
> especially revision 754956,
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=754956).
> * Follow the pointers to the relevant records under
> /repos/private/documents to verify that the mentioned paperwork is in place.
> * If it indeed is, mark the IP as cleared on the Kato status page.
> * If it isn't, consider whether the ICLA on file for the committer who
> submitted the IP is sufficient to grant as the rights to keep the code.
> * Based on all the above, make an informed judgement call on whether we can
> keep the code in svn or not.
>
> I hope this helps! If still needed, I'd be happy to help out in a few weeks
> when I'm back from vacation.

Oops - sorry Benson. I hadn't realized you had as much historical
knowledge as I have :) Let me know if I can help.

Jukka's advice is great :)

Hen

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