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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: Viability of Jenkins entering the ASF
Date Mon, 07 Feb 2011 14:05:12 GMT
On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 8:29 AM, Santiago Gala <santiago.gala@gmail.com> wrote:
> IIRC, the primary reason to make companies contributing code sign Software
> Grants is to ensure that our patent clause kicks in, something that would
> not happen "per se" if we derive a MIT-based code base.
>
> I don't know much of the history of the Jenkins code base, but I highly
> doubt that it has been crafted as a troyan containing submarine patents...
> In any case, and if the discussions go forward, incubator.apache.org is the
> right place to discuss and assess such issues.

+1 in all three cases (the reason why we prefer to get a software
grant, the initial assessment as to the likelihood of there being
patent concerns in this specific case, and the identification of the
venue to explore such issues).

> Regards
> Santiago

- Sam Ruby

> On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 12:52 AM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>> Over on the Jenkins (nee Hudson) list there is a discussion about moving
>> to the ASF. This is at an early stage right now and it is not at all clear
>> if they will do so. However, there may be a legal block to this and I'd just
>> like to run it past legal-discuss
>>
>> Oracle apparently own the copyright on Jenkins code. It is licensed under
>> an MIT licence.
>>
>> If Oracle refused to sign the legal paperwork would this prevent Jenkins
>> entering the incubator?
>>
>> NOTE: as far as I am aware nobody has asked Oracle about this yet - they
>> may not refuse. I'm just trying to avoid a pointless conversation if we
>> would be unable to work this.
>>
>> Ross
>>
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