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From Andrus Adamchik <and...@objectstyle.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] [IP clearance] OpenDDR resources file donation to DeviceMap podling
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:06:30 GMT
Hi Bertrand,

OpenDDR combining forces with DeviceMap is great news! And having the resource file will make
it very useful immediately. 

Regarding this vote.. While the original wurfl.xml was clearly open source, and I am going
to cast a positive vote to accept it in DeviceMap, I am fairly certain that once we do that
and start releasing it, we'll hear from Scientiamobile trolls. So is Incubator PMC an appropriate
body to decide on this risk? Should the Board get involved? 

(You are a Board member yourself of course :))

Andrus 


On Sep 28, 2012, at 6:21 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> IP clearance usually works by lazy consensus, but in this case I'd
> like an explicit vote, as the donation described at [0] includes data
> that when hosted on Github has caused a DMCA takedown request [1] to
> which OpenDDR responded [2].
> 
> I guess from our point of view the decision is whether the donation of
> that data can be considered voluntary, as the ownership of the
> original data is somewhat unclear. The header of the original data
> file [2] states that "the information listed here has been collected
> by many different people from many different countries", but in [1] a
> copyright on that data is asserted.
> 
> The code parts of the OpenDDR donation are not affected, so I'd like
> Incubator PMC members to vote as follows:
> 
> [ ] +1, accept the OpenDDR donation including the
> OpenDDR-Resources_1.0.0.10.zip data
> [ ] -1, do not accept the OpenDDR-Resources_1.0.0.10.zip (but the
> other parts are ok)
> 
> IMO the alternative, if we don't accept the resources part of the
> donation, is to ask OpenDDR to come up with a resources file that
> contains only their own original work.
> 
> The vote is open for at least 72 hours (will leave it open a bit more
> due to TGIF).
> 
> -Bertrand (DeviceMap mentor)
> 
> [0] http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/devicemap-openddr.html
> [1] https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2012-01-04-scientiamobile.markdown
> [2] http://openddr.org/takedown.html (looks down right now, Google
> cache at http://s.apache.org/openddr_cache just in case)
> 
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