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From David Jencks <david_jen...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Publishing the process page
Date Wed, 09 Jul 2008 17:38:28 GMT

On Jul 9, 2008, at 7:47 AM, Justin Mason wrote:

>
> Craig L Russell writes:
>>
>> On Jul 8, 2008, at 9:59 PM, Henri Yandell wrote:
>>
>>>> and section 5;
>>>>
>>>>    Submission of Contributions. Unless You explicitly state
>>>> otherwise,
>>>>    any Contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in the
>>>> Work
>>>>    by You to the Licensor shall be under the terms and conditions  
>>>> of
>>>>    this License, without any additional terms or conditions.
>>>>
>>>> No, since the death of AL 1.1, there's no need for the checkbox.
>>>
>>> Thanks Bill, and David for bringing this up.
>>>
>>> So - the case is made for getting rid of the checkbox.
>>>
>>> Does anyone have a case for keeping the checkbox?
>>
>> My understanding is that the checkbox is the way the contributor can
>> "explicitly state otherwise".
>>
>> Without the checkbox, how can the contributor say that the patch is
>> *not* licensed to Apache?
>
> Couldn't they simply say so, in the associated comment alongside the
> patch?  We're talking about bug trackers here, right?

yes, but the data is in a database.  Having the checkbox means the  
status is queryable: having a comment means it definitely is not.  I  
think this is a big enough advantage on its own to keep the checkbox  
whether or not we decide its legally required.

thanks
david jencks

>
>
> --j.
>
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