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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: IP Clearance
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2011 18:49:37 GMT
On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:
> 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.

Your homework then is to demonstrate that the Maven PMC is providing
the appropriate level of oversight should it decide to take this code
back in.  I continue to maintain that a Software Grant from Sonatype
is the simplest way to accomplish this task.

- Sam Ruby

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