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From Markus Jelsma <markus.jel...@openindex.io>
Subject Re: User `withdrawing` patch permission
Date Fri, 04 Nov 2011 14:39:45 GMT
On Friday 04 November 2011 15:40:17 C. Bergström wrote:
>   On 11/ 4/11 09:27 PM, Markus Jelsma wrote:
> > Dear list,
> > 
> > A contributor of the Apache Nutch project `withdrew` permission for a
> > patch by deleting it and stating that permission has been withdrawn.
> > However, the patch was submitted and the user selected the checkbox
> > giving permission. Also, the submitted work is a patch on ASL sources.
> > 
> > The question, can permission ever be withdrawn once it has been given and
> > distributed via JIRA?
> Markus,
> <non-lawyer peanut gallery comment />
> Is the patch so important as to even ask this?  There's the absolute
> legal aspects which your question is probably seeking to answer and then
> the community/contributor side of this.  Lets ignore things like maybe
> he didn't have permission in the first place to actually post the patch
> - IMHO in almost any case like this you should respect the contributors
> wishes.
> ./C


No, the patch is not that important but it raises questions that i'd like to 
see answered. The patch has been withdrawn due to personal motivations and 
trouble with the Apache philosohpy.

I agree that it's probably for the best to leave it.


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