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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Country of Origin of various ASF projects
Date Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:15:37 GMT
Note also that each individual release may have a different release
manager who may reside in a different country.
And of course people may change their country of residence.

On 17 October 2016 at 21:00, Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net> wrote:
> Why can’t you or someone at your company rebuild within the US (or anywhere
> else appropriate) so that this compliance is guaranteed? It is generally
> expected that someone else successfully building will build the same
> artefact, even if differences such as modification date of binary files may
> exist. E.g. version numbers are the same.
> paul
> On 17 Oct 2016, at 21:50, Austin, Richard (Fort Collins)
> <richard.austin@hpe.com> wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I am trying to determine the Country of Origin of a lengthy list of Apache
> open-source projects, in order to determine whether they are in compliance
> with the U. S. Trade Agreements Act (TAA).  (Some of our customers require
> this.)  TAA defines the Country of Origin as the country where the software
> is built--where final compilation occurs.  There is a LONG list of countries
> that are TAA-approved.
> One person at human-response@apache.org noted that each project is generally
> compiled on the local machine of the Release Manager for that specific
> version and then uploaded.  While I can contact each project separately to
> ask about the build country, I was advised that it might be worth checking
> with Apache Legal Affairs, in case a compilation of this information already
> exists.  (It seems very likely that other groups needing TAA compliance
> would have already been asking Apache about this.)
> Do you know of any centralized source of Country of Origin information for
> Apache projects?  Note that we are only looking for the country or
> countries--we do NOT need information on specific servers, cities, or
> states.
> Thanks very much for any information--or pointers to others who may have
> relevant information.
> Regards,
>   Richard Austin
>   Software Development Engineer
>   Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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