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From Brian Minchau <minc...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Donation of JAXP 1.3 Sources to Apache
Date Wed, 06 Apr 2005 21:25:07 GMT
My understanding is that Sun is signing a CCLA for their contribution of
JAXP 1.3.

I presume that like any code, the JAXP 1.3 code will have bugs, and will
develop over time, and will need fixes by someone. In the short term that
would most likely be Sun employees.  As a Xalan PMC member it is my
responsibility to verify the pedigree of contributions before accepting
changes into the code base.

Are individual people listed in the CCLA that Sun is signing? If so, then
how can I find out who is listed, so that I can feel more confident about
accepting further contributions. Looking at
http://www.apache.org/licenses/cla-corporate.txt I don't think that
individuals are listed.

  Also, in the past there seems to be some code that was contributed to
Apache by Sun employees who were committers, but who have never signed a
CLA. I think that at that time CCLAs did not exist. So I find the phrase in
the CCLA most interesting:
   "Your "Contributions" means all of your past, present and future
contributions ..."

>From reading that CCLA form it looks like all past, present and future
contributions of all Sun employees have their licensing rights given to the
ASF, unless the contributions were donated with "Not a contribution" or
some other conspicuous, but similar phrase.  If this is true then I feel
better about past contributions by people who were Sun employees at that
time, and who have never signed a CLA.


- Brian
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Brian Minchau
Apache Xalan PMC Member
e-mail:        minchau@ca.ibm.com



                                                                           
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Excellent news!  Thank to Sun folk and Geir for picking up the ball on
this one.

Note: once the papers are in the Hallowed Halls, I presume that Neeraj
will get some consensus from xml-commons, xalan-dev, and xerces-j-dev as
to how to actually check this in?  I'm presuming you have someone with
commit access to xml-commons, which is the pre-existing home for JAXP.
(Although incubator should check the legal issues, I don't think the
code needs to checkin thru there).

But I know Xerces and Xalan may have specific dependencies on
xml-commons code, so we probably need to branch to allow current
versions to work as-is and let them plan new versions with 1.3 support.

- Shane

Neeraj Bajaj wrote:
> xml-common, xerces & xalan communities,
>
> I have learnt that legal issues regarding donation has been resolved and
> latest version of CCLA has been signed.
> So would like to make the actual code grant of JAXP 1.3 APIs +
> implementation ASAP. I will start the preparation
> today and will be back with actual code grant with in 2 days.
>
>
> Best Regards,
>
> - Neeraj

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