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From "seba.wagner@gmail.com" <seba.wag...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Releasing Plugins for 3th Party Software from Apache Openmeetings
Date Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:54:21 GMT
Thanks Sam!

2012/3/12 Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

> On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 10:13 AM, seba.wagner@gmail.com
> <seba.wagner@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yes I understand that, we are not releasing somebody else's software
> under
> > APL.
> >
> > The Moodle Plugin and SugarCRM Plugin where initally written and
> maintained
> > by me and Eugen Schwert.
> >
> > Me and Eugen both already submitted our ICLA to the Apache Foundation
> and we
> > both are PPMC of the Apache OpenMeetings Podling.
> >
> > The Moodle and SugarCRM Plugin both used a LGPL PHP library called
> "nuSoap",
> > we have replaced that library with out own implementation that does not
> > require that library anymore.
> >
> > So, from what I understood is that we need now to clean up the code
> again to
> > mark any potential code section that might be not originated by either
> me or
> > Eugen and then we could follow the release process.
> > I think the only thing that really needs to be replaced are the icons
> > distributed in the plugins.
> >
> > For the new Plugins (Jira + Confluence) there are no problem?
> >
> > Is that correct?
>
> It is not simply "mark any potential code section that might not be
> originated by either me or Eugen".  Other than that: perfect.
>
> Any code that you intentionally contribute under the terms of the ICLA
> is welcome here even if you previously made that same code available
> under another license.  What needs to happen now is that the
> Openmeetings podling ensures that no other code is swept up in that
> initial commit/push.  The relevant language in the ICLA is
> "identifying the complete details of its source".
>
> In the simplest case, if you commit only code that you have verified
> has been created by either you or Eugen and state such in the commit
> message, you are fine.  Be prepared to demonstrate to the podling
> (and/or the mentors thereof) how you came to this conclusion.  In
> simple cases (e.g., only Eugen and yourself having commit access) not
> much needs to be said.  If there are others potentially involved,
> identifying their contributions and how they were identified and
> resolved (e.g., removed, obtained an ICLA,etc) is important and
> ideally should be in the commit message itself.
>
> > Thanks!
> > Sebastian
>
> - Sam Ruby
>
> > 2012/3/12 Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
> >>
> >> On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 9:10 AM, seba.wagner@gmail.com
> >> <seba.wagner@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Hi Rob,
> >> >
> >> > thanks for your answer let me describe the situation for the plugins:
> >> >
> >> > Moodle-Plugin:
> >> > Was released both under EPL and LGPL in the past, LGPL was the last
> >> > release,
> >> > released Oct,2011 (version 1.3) at our old project website:
> >> > http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/downloads/list
> >> >
> >> > SugarCRM:
> >> > Was released under GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE so far. Released
> >> > version 1.2 Nov,2011 at our old project website:
> >> > http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/downloads/list
> >> >
> >> > Atlassian Jira Plugin + Atlassian Confluence Plugin
> >> > Was newly developed, there is no initial source for that plugin except
> >> > the
> >> > ones in the Apache SVN. There are no releases of the Jira or
> Confluence
> >> > Plugin for Apache OpenMeetings yet.
> >> >
> >> > Let me know if you need any further details on that.
> >>
> >> You don't just simply pick up work released under other (generally
> >> incompatible licenses) and release them under the Apache License - one
> >> must first establish that we have the rights to make such a release.
> >> More information on this can be found here:
> >>
> >> http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/index.html
> >>
> >> tl;dr: if we get a Software Grant for each and the openmeetings
> >> podling is willing to oversee and maintain the code going forward,
> >> there will be no problem.  See also section 7 of the ICLA for other
> >> options.
> >>
> >> > Thanks!
> >> > Sebastian
> >>
> >> - Sam Ruby
> >>
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> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Sebastian Wagner
> > http://www.openmeetings.de
> > http://incubator.apache.org/openmeetings/
> > http://www.webbase-design.de
> > http://www.wagner-sebastian.com
> > seba.wagner@gmail.com
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