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From David Fisher <dfis...@jmlafferty.com>
Subject Re: Rejection of any ENCUMBERED Microsoft Donation to POI
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2008 04:03:03 GMT

I think that the question is -

"Has Sourcesense filed a CLA?"

I am sure the answer is "yes", but I think the confirmation of it  
might ease any concerns.

Keep in mind that the project has been significantly hurt by  
Microsoft's past actions - a committer leaving the project due to  
employment requiring a Microsoft NDA. I don't know about the details  
it was before my time, but I know Andy was effected.

If we are talking news - the following starts off from where the  
story Andy links left off.


I'm really not trying to be critical but is the criticism found at  
the following links of concern here:


Or, would you say that they provide some of the reasons you are here  
in the project?

Is there some email thread I should check in order to catch up on a  


On Mar 26, 2008, at 10:18 PM, Gianugo Rabellino wrote:

> On Mar 27, 2008, at 3:49 AM, Andrew C. Oliver wrote:
>> And to be crystal clear, I do want to see the work go in: naked of  
>> patent restrictions.  A CLA-C from the company that has  
>> commissioned the work would satisfy me or some binding statement  
>> that the contributions are distributable under terms compatible  
>> with the Open Source Definition.  that includes field of use  
>> (commercial use).
> ... may I ask why you're demanding that this contribution has to  
> endure a special, more restrictive, treatment? What's wrong in the  
> ASF procedures to require additional burdens? I know, I know, this  
> is Microsoft, but still I'd say that this could be a good test of  
> current ASF best practices, and enforcing them would be more than  
> enough.
> Ciao,
> -- 
> Gianugo Rabellino
> Sourcesense - making sense of Open Source: http://www.sourcesense.com
> Blogging at http://boldlyopen.com/
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