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From Henri Yandell <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Old projects with incomplete copyright diligence
Date Sun, 08 Jul 2012 17:42:41 GMT
On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 4:34 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 7:04 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 1:05 AM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
>>> Seems we missed a bit of process...
>>>
>>> From a mobile device - forgive errors and terseness
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: "Henri Yandell" <flamefew@gmail.com>
>>> Date: Jul 8, 2012 3:22 AM
>>> Subject: Old projects with incomplete copyright diligence
>>> To: "general-incubator" <general@incubator.apache.org>
>>>
>>> The following projects haven't signed off on the copyright checklist item:
>>>
>>> 2009-02-09  kato
>>> 2009-02-13  stonehenge
>>> 2009-05-13  socialsite
>>> 2010-05-19  amber
>>> 2010-09-05  nuvem
>>> 2010-11-12  kitty
>>> 2010-11-24  stanbol
>>> 2011-06-13  openofficeorg
>>>
>>> Said checklist item is:
>>>
>>>   "Check and make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF
>>> been received. It is only necessary to transfer rights for the
>>> package, the core code, and any new code produced by the project. "
>>>
>
> Also, does this question even make sense?
>
> Neither the SGA not the iCLA "transfers" any rights to the ASF.  We
> don't ask for copyright.  We just ask for a license. But it is
> non-exclusive.
>
> So if anyone thinks this refers to something that actually requires a
> "transfer" of copyright, please speak up, so we can track this down.
>
> -Rob
>
>>> How long do we host software without explicitly stating we have these
>>> rights?
>>>
>>> Personally I think 1 year is more than enough, even for OpenOffice.
>>>
>>
>> Our practice has been to not check in code until after an SGA has been
>> received, e.g., the main OOo contribution from Oracle, the Symphony
>> contribution from IBM and the UOF 2.0 contribution from CS2C.
>>
>> So I assume we just need to fill in a date here in the "copyright" section:
>>
>> http://incubator.apache.org/projects/openofficeorg.html
>>
>> But what date?  The first SGA?  The most recent SGA?  This is an
>> ongoing effort, for any living project that gets ongoing contributions
>> of existing corporate code.  I expect it will continue as a TLP as
>> well.

I'd put in the date the Oracle SGA was received (presumably the first
code commit).

Apologies for being a bureaucrat on this - I use it to drive
recognition of dead projects. :)

Hen

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