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From Andreas Lehmkühler (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-331) Is it allowed to import the vcs history of donated software?
Date Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:28:00 GMT

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Andreas Lehmkühler commented on LEGAL-331:
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We've created a separate [repository|https://github.com/apache/pdfbox-testfiles] to hold those
testfiles in question. They are optionally downloaded during the build process to increase
the number our testcases.

Thanks again [~fielding] and [~chrismattmann] for your explanations. I guess the ticket can
be closed.

> Is it allowed to import the vcs history of donated software?
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-331
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-331
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Andreas Lehmkühler
>
> Levigo has donated their JBIG2 plugin to the  PDFBox PMC, see PDFBOX-3906. The origin
code resides in a github repository containing the whole history of the plugin.
> It would be handy to include the history when transferring the code to our repository.
But I'm not sure if that is legally possible as the software was gplv3 licensed before it
was donated to us.



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