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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-267) Questionable use of third party code in major code contribution
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:41:20 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on LEGAL-267:
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The BSD license = that documented permission. 

Agreed however that fewer forks is generally a good thing and the ideal would be to rework
the patch to make contributor's code independent of the ASM code.

> 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
>
> Hello,
> 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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