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From "robert burrell donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] New ASF/JCP Policies
Date Sun, 08 Jul 2007 13:24:54 GMT
On 7/7/07, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:


> 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. this would not be good. i
doubt that sun would like to go down in history as the corporation
that killed the apache software foundation...

- robert

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