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From Carl Trieloff <cctriel...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: Removing non ASL code from a JIRA contribution.
Date Wed, 29 Jul 2009 16:05:53 GMT
Craig L Russell wrote:
>
> On Jul 28, 2009, at 7:44 PM, Niclas Hedhman wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 11:23 PM, Carl 
>> Trieloff<cctrieloff@redhat.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> One more clarification,
>>>
>>> The files currently have a LGPL header on them (due to use of BDB). 
>>> should
>>> that headers be removed before attaching
>>> to the JIRA. As the process of attaching to the JIRA grants the 
>>> licence to
>>> ASL I assume that is not required to be done prior
>>> to attaching to JIRA. i.e. do the headers need to be removed before 
>>> being
>>> attached to the JIRA. My assumption would be
>>> the headers can be removed with the removal of the BDB dependant 
>>> code prior
>>> to commit. Is this correct?
>>
>> It should be done by the Copyright owner, or someone with the
>> expressed permission of the Copyright owner.
>>
>> My recommendation is that it is done prior to Jira posting.
>
> YMMV. I think it's better done visibly via JIRA updates.
>
> My reasoning is that establishing provenance is easier if you can see 
> the original LGPL code, the subsequent modifications, and who is 
> making the changes. The guidelines here 
> http://incubator.apache.org/guides/mentor.html#initial-ip-clearance might 
> add some color. See the section on "Clean Up Best Practice". I 
> understand that the incubation process is overkill for the purpose. 
> It's just the concept of cleaning up licenses transparently that is 
> relevant here. 

We have a view here on both sides, I expect the audit trail is worth 
attaching it twice to the JIRA. I'm going to recommend that unless 
someone disagrees in the next 24 hours.

Carl.



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