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From Donald Whytock <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS]: next step towards graduation
Date Tue, 09 Oct 2012 18:14:15 GMT
Volatility check, please, people.


On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Pedro Giffuni <> wrote:
> Hello;
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Rob Weir
> ...
>> On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 1:18 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton <>
>> wrote:
>>>  I'm sorry, Rob.  Those files are toxic *for me*.  I can't touch
>> them in their present state.  I also don't want to read them in their
>> present state until the provenance and permissive licensing is dealt with.
>> The files are covered by an SGA, checked in by an IBM employee covered
>> by an iCLA and a CCLA.  That is a triple assurance.   If the only
>> thing that is holding you back from being productive with these files
>> is the copyright header, then I'll make an extra effort to see if I
>> can help you there.  I wouldn't want you to be blocked for the lack of
>> this.    But I really wish you would have mentioned this before the
>> day we're proposing graduation.  The contribution of Symphony was made
>> months ago.
>>>  What is irrelevant for you is not irrelevant for me.  And you're not my
>> lawyer.
>>>  Offering to remove the files is bizarre.  What is that, slash-dot bait?
>> No, I'm serious.  If this is a blocking issue for anyone, I'm willing,
>> able and happy to delete. I wouldn't want anyone concerned about
>> "toxic files" in SVN.  When Pedro had concerns with the Cat-b  files
>> in SVN he was praised for his "axe".  I'm just offering to use
>> mine as
>> well.
>> -Rob
> Who "praised" my axe? I recall *you* threatened to veto it :-P.
> And now that you bring back the issue, I still think the cat-B files have to be
> deleted *before* graduation.
> The Symphony code is not relevant because none of it belongs to a release
> yet. I do tend to agree that the code is only for reference and only IBM can
> merge stuff.
> Pedro.
> ps. so far I have been the only one doing merges from AOO to Symphony ;).

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