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From "Benedikt Ritter (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (LEGAL-267) Questionable use of third party code in major code contribution
Date Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:46:20 GMT
Benedikt Ritter created LEGAL-267:

             Summary: Questionable use of third party code in major code contribution
                 Key: LEGAL-267
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-267
             Project: Legal Discuss
          Issue Type: Question
            Reporter: Benedikt Ritter


the Apache Commons project has received a major code donation via GitHub [1]. It looks like
good parts of that contribution have been copied from the ASM framework which is licensed
under the terms of BSD 3-Clause License. Given the information of the Previously Asked Questions
page [3], I assume that we could theoretically include this contribution. 

Can you confirm, that we can accept this contribution from a legal PoV? 

What would be a polite way to bring this to Commons BCEL WRT to the ASM project? The contributor
seems to be unrelated to ASM and has just copied the parts from ASM. Should we notify the
ASM project ob this?
- The discussion at GitHub already brought up the topic of adding a NOTICE file. This seems
to be missing in the PR. Is that all that needs to be done to include this contribution?

Thank you!

[1] https://github.com/apache/commons-bcel/pull/7
[2] http://asm.ow2.org/
[3] http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-a

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