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From Mark Struberg <strub...@yahoo.de>
Subject Re: IP Clearance
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2011 18:39:09 GMT
Sam, 
we are NOT talking about THIS version. We are talking about the version a few commits BEFORE
that. That version still had ALv2!

Of course we cannot and will not take commits after the license change!

LieGrue,
strub 

--- On Thu, 7/28/11, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:

> From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
> Subject: Re: IP Clearance
> To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 6:35 PM
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 2:30 PM,
> Lawrence Rosen <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
> wrote:
> >> What is being described here is quite a different
> matter.  We have a
> >> codebase that (from what I have been told)
> includes some code that was
> >> originally developed here at the ASF, and
> intentionally made
> >> available[1] under an incompatible license by an
> individual who also
> >> asked to resign from the ASF.  Now we are asking
> somebody else to add
> >> an Apache License header with the intent of taking
> code of unknown
> >> provenance back in to the fold and distributing it
> to others.
> >
> > Now that's a different story! Where did we learn that?
> This makes the code highly suspect! We only accept code of
> *known provenance* under *compatible licenses*. We don't
> just change license headers to make code appear safe!
> 
> You failed to include the link mentioned in [1] above:
> 
> https://github.com/sonatype/sonatype-aether
> 
> Scroll to the bottom, and you will see "Eclipse Public
> License, v1.0".
>  Now, if Sonatype were to provide us with a Software Grant,
> there
> would be no further need for questions.  But if
> Sonatype were unable
> or unwilling to do so, I would insist that the Maven PMC
> demonstrate
> that they have provided appropriate oversight in taking in
> this code.
> 
> Ralph keeps asking the wrong question here: "why is a
> software grant
> required".  The (too!) simple answer is that it is not
> required; but
> is quite likely is the simplest way to achieve the effect
> desired.
> 
> > /Larry
> 
> - Sam Ruby
> 
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