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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Adopting non-ASF AL projects (was Re: [DISCUSS] Kudu incubator proposal)
Date Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:16:51 GMT


On 11/27/15, 7:34 AM, "Marvin Humphrey" <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:

>On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 7:28 AM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
>> Since you are VP-Legal, I a willing to abide by your
>> answer.  If the answer is a flat "No", then fine, we can continue
>>working
>> with it as 3rd party, but if the answer is "Yes, but understand the
>>risks"
>> as Ted said, then the PMC is empowered to make the risk/reward
>>trade-off.
>
>Please make a concrete proposal rather than justify such a course of
>action on the basis of the VP Legal's participation in hypothetical
>discussion.

OK, sounds like PMCs are not empowered to make a judgement call here.
Here are two cases:

1) Swiz Framework.

This code base was proposed for donation way back in 2013.  There was even
a vote thread [1] and emails from one of the contributors who was trying
to sort through the paperwork [2].  Code base is here [3].  I believe he
got busy with other things and simply couldn't find motivation to try to
hunt down the small contributors and gave up.

[1] Vote Thread
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/flex-dev/201306.mbox/%3cCAMFKFRi_t
mGwdX78FLHHfj+5wJnnK-0Hqo0LXOhzh8DuHE97ng@mail.gmail.com%3e

[2] Email from contributor:
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/flex-dev/201307.mbox/%3cCAHG52k5q-
QDG3mipbeciLhKY9XWoLk1V6j9s-jGxEpk+SPCrGw@mail.gmail.com%3e

[3] Current Code base:
https://github.com/swiz/

2) AS3Commons


A major contributor, who is also a committer, asked about donating this
code base to the ASF.  Because of the issue tracking down past
contributors for Swiz, I recommended that he make sure he knew how to get
in touch with all past contributors before we officially proposed this
donation to the project.  So there is no discuss or vote thread yet.
Because he is also busy doing other things, he has not found the time to
hunt down all past contributors.  Code base is here [4]

[4] https://github.com/AS3Commons

Thanks,
-Alex



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>Marvin Humphrey
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