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From Branko ─îibej <>
Subject Re: svn status update (was: svn commit: r880911 [1/13] - in /subversion/trunk: ./ build/ build/generator/ build/win32/ notes/obliterate/ packages/python-windows/ packages/windows-WiX/BuildSubversion/ packages/windows-WiX/BuildSubversion/WixDialog/ pa
Date Thu, 19 Nov 2009 19:13:40 GMT
Niall Pemberton wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 7:27 PM, Greg Stein <> wrote:
>> fyi, Subversion has been migrated into the ASF repository. About 30+
>> committers have access and are beginning work within the ASF repo.
>> Below, you can see the big change to switch the licensing over to the
>> ASF (we were already on ALv2, so this is merely a name change). Also,
>> note the mailing lists are active. I declared "flag day" as 00:01 UTC
>> Wednesday Nov 18 to switch to the lists (lazy
>> consensus seems to approve). Please sign up as you will (all lists are
>> open-subscription, but for private).
>> Buildbot migration is now in-progress. I also expect some nightly
>> builds to begin soon. At that point, we'll have tarballs if anybody
>> would like to perform an audit. Hyrum has already fed some patches
>> back to RAT to ease running RAT on release tarballs.
> I ran a RAT report (0.6 version)  on subversion trunk but theres alot
> of *noise* from it. I have opened a bug ticket for license header
> review here:
> It would make review easier if the files without headers had them
> added. If thats considered a good idea, I'll try and help submitting
> patches.

I see the following in that ticket:

    GPL -  Copyright Free Software Foundation, Inc.

    ????? - Copyright X Consortium

I don't rightly know what to do about config.guess and config.sub;
they're essential parts of the autoconf system, so we (currently) can't
really build without them -- but their GPL does not affect the compiled
code, so that should be OK. Note that at least APR has these two files,
under the same license, in the same place in their tree.

For install-sh, we could probably replace it with APR's The
latter is also based on the X consortium's original, but modified and
mogrified, and it now says it's subject to the Apache license.

I'm testing the Subversion build now to see if it works with APR's, and will switch over if everything appears to be OK.

-- Brane

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