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From "John D. Ament" <john.d.am...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [IP CLEARANCE] Apache PDFBox JBIG2 ImageIO Plugin
Date Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:55:11 GMT
Hi Craig,

On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 11:42 AM Craig Russell <apache.clr@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Andreas,
>
>
> > On Sep 24, 2017, at 10:17 PM, Andreas Lehmkuehler <andreas@lehmi.de>
> wrote:
> >
> > Am 25.09.2017 um 03:07 schrieb Craig Russell:
> >> It might be useful to discuss under what terms we are considering
> incorporating this code.
> >> http://www.apache.org/licenses/#provenance describes three types of
> code. If we are preserving the original (alv2) license and copyright it's
> ok to redistribute it with the original headers.
> >> But if we are planning to change the headers to the standard Apache
> headers, then IP provenance (with a corresponding a grant or CCLA) is
> needed and the headers can then be changed.
> > Levigo already did all the work. They changed the license, the headers
> and the java package names as well. They asked all contributors outside the
> core team if they are ok with changing the license, see [1]
>
> Changing the license is one thing. Changing the header is quite a
> different thing. The Apache header states that the code is "licensed to
> Apache under one or more contributor license agreements". This means that
> there is an ICLA, CCLA, or grant on file from all contributors. It looks
> like @dbdr and @janpe2 agree to the license change to aslv2 but we don't
> have an ICLA on file from them. Are these the only two contributors at
> issue?
>
> If we don't have grants (ICLA, CCLA, grant) on file, then the license
> headers should not be changed, And the Apache distribution needs to
> preserve the copyrights of the original.
>
> The change from the third party license header to the Apache license
> header should really only be done here under Apache version control.
>
>
That's the confusing part here.  When they relicensed the code to ALv2
(there's no ASLv2) they changed it to the standard ASF headers, not the
general purpose Apache License headers from [1] (how to apply).

[1]: https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0#apply


> Craig
> >
> > Levigo filed an SGA and we have 4 ICLAs from the core team on file:
> >
> > - Jörg Henne (He is already an Apache Directory committer [2] and
> managing the transfer)
> > - Matthäus Mayer
> > - Sebastian Holder (Levigo employee)
> > - Carolin Köhler (Levigo employee)
> >
> > And we have a new CCLA on file for Carolin and Sebastian.
> >
> > I hope this is the missing information you are looking for.
> >
> > [1] https://github.com/levigo/jbig2-imageio/issues/31
> > [2] http://people.apache.org/phonebook.html?uid=hennejg
> >
> >> Craig
> >>> On Sep 24, 2017, at 4:44 PM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Andreas,
> >>>
> >>> So I wanted to dig into the code base further before responding.
> >>>
> >>> It seems like you've already done the work that is intended to be done
> once
> >>> the code is imported to an ASF repo.  As a person outside the project,
> I
> >>> have no idea who 'hennejg' is other than matching a committer on file.
> >>> Likewise, I'm not sure their relationship to 'levigo holding GmbH'
> however
> >>> they were the copyright holder.  Ideally we would want to see something
> >>> from that company indicating they are willing to license the code to
> the
> >>> ASF.  Since the code was GPL previously, I believe we would expect one
> of
> >>> the two forms I mentioned to be filed.  If we have an SGA, or we have
> some
> >>> confirmation that ICLAs are already on file for all of the
> contributors,
> >>> that would help here.
> >>>
> >>> John
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 5:02 PM Andreas Lehmkuehler <andreas@lehmi.de>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Am 24.09.2017 um 22:57 schrieb Andreas Lehmkuehler:
> >>>>> Am 24.09.2017 um 20:31 schrieb John D. Ament:
> >>>>>> I can't find a grant on file that would convert the code from
the
> prior
> >>>>>> license to Apache v2.  Were ICLA's filed by all contributors?
> >>>>> The SGA is about the version which is already ALv2 licensed. Just,
do
> >>>> avoid
> >>>>> misunderstandings, do you have any doubts that the relicensing wasn't
> >>>> done
> >>>>> properly? Is some written proof necessary?
> >>>> Maybe, [1] is what you are looking for
> >>>>
> >>>> Andreas
> >>>>
> >>>> [1] https://github.com/levigo/jbig2-imageio/issues/31
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Andreas
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> If no I'm -1.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> John
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 10:14 AM Andreas Lehmkuehler <
> andreas@lehmi.de>
> >>>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Hi,
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> the Apache PDFBox project has received a contribution of
a JBIG2
> >>>> ImageIO
> >>>>>>> plugin.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> * The code is attached to PDFBOX-3906 [1]
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> * The IP Clearance form has been committed to the Incubator
> website.
> >>>> [2]
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> * A vote has passed on the dev@pdfbox mailing list [3]
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> The clearance passes by lazy consensus if no -1 votes are
cast
> within
> >>>>>>> the next 72 hours.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Thanks and Regards
> >>>>>>> Andreas Lehmkühler
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> [1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX-3906
> >>>>>>> [2] https://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/pdfbox-jbig2.html
> >>>>>>> [3]
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/pdfbox-dev/201709.mbox/%3Cd99b6245-c11c-349f-c239-a4eca68fff2e%40lehmi.de%3E
> >>>>>>>
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