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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: IP Clearance
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2011 18:42:15 GMT
The summary isn't quite accurate. The functionality was originally part of Maven version 2.
 The code in question was essentially a new code base to reimplement part of the core functionality.
Maven itself was then modified to use the new APIs provided by this component.  While the
code was almost entirely developed by someone with an ICLA on file at the ASF it was never
committed here.  The code was originally licensed under the Apache license then was changed
to EPL then Apache/EPL and most recently back to EPL. The code is all covered under Sonatype's
CLA so I wouldn't say the provenance is unknown. The code that would be used is at [1].

We aren't asking to "add an Apache License header". The code already has it.  If this code
is forked it would be from the last revision that was licensed under the Apache/EPL license.


[1] https://github.com/stephenc/sonatype-aether

On Jul 28, 2011, at 11:22 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> We have taken a lot of care in our processes -- from requiring ICLAs
> for all committers, setting up PMCs which are responsible for
> oversight, as well as infrastructure support that sends out commit
> messages to the relevant mailing lists whenever a commit is made.
> None of this exists by default for code developed elsewhere.
> Understandably many of our projects are going to depend on code
> developed elsewhere.  If we are duped along with others, we will take
> action to correct such matters.
> 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.
> Any PMC that takes an attitude of "Caveat emptor" is not providing
> proper oversight.
>> txs and LieGrue,
>> strub
> - Sam Ruby
> [1] https://github.com/sonatype/sonatype-aether
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