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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] New ASF/JCP Policies
Date Sun, 08 Jul 2007 17:29:04 GMT
robert burrell donkin wrote:
> On 7/7/07, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
> <snip>
>> If the latter, we've publicly called Sun out on a position that is at
>> odds with their past public promises, current obligations under
>> contract, and current positioning of themselves as somehow embracing
>> of community-oriented open source software development.
>> What can they say?
>> "Yes, Apache is right, we're in breach of contract." ?
>> or
>> "No, Apache is wrong.  The FOU limits are allowed by the JSPA and
>> consistent w/ our past promises and current view towards open source"?
> if their legal advice is that the latter is right then they may well
> be doing apache a service by keeping quiet. if apache is wrong then
> we're in breach of our non-profit charter.

Was there some previous discussion of why the ASF would be in breach of 
our non-profit charter? I see this being asserted from time to time but 
I can't see the connections myself.


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