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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@gbiv.com>
Subject Re: Should we be warning Committers?
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2007 17:11:17 GMT
On Oct 4, 2007, at 7:46 AM, Noel J. Bergman wrote:

> Please see:
>
>   http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2007/Oct-03.html
>   http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9790795-16.html
>
> for a discussion of issues related to proprietary code being  
> exposed by
> Microsoft.
>
> I know that the Harmony project discusses similar issues, but  
> should we
> ensure that the broader ASF Community is clued in?  What are the  
> actual
> risks of exposure and contamination, for example?

None.  People still don't understand the difference between copyright
and trade secrets, and I doubt we can do a better job by pretending we
can explain them to our own committers.  At best we could ask one of
the legal folks to write an article.

....Roy

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