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From Santiago Gala <santiago.g...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Viability of Jenkins entering the ASF
Date Mon, 07 Feb 2011 13:29:37 GMT
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.


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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