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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] [IP clearance] OpenDDR resources file donation to DeviceMap podling
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:25:01 GMT
On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Andrus Adamchik <> wrote:
> Hi Bertrand,
> OpenDDR combining forces with DeviceMap is great news! And having the resource file will
make it very useful immediately.
> Regarding this vote.. While the original wurfl.xml was clearly open source, and I am
going to cast a positive vote to accept it in DeviceMap, I am fairly certain that once we
do that and start releasing it, we'll hear from Scientiamobile trolls. So is Incubator PMC
an appropriate body to decide on this risk? Should the Board get involved?

I don't think that the IPMC or the board is interested in a troll
analysis. What we need here, as always, is a grant that satisfies both
the legal grant of a license and the Foundation's requirement for a
clear, voluntary, grant.

> (You are a Board member yourself of course :))
> Andrus
> On Sep 28, 2012, at 6:21 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> IP clearance usually works by lazy consensus, but in this case I'd
>> like an explicit vote, as the donation described at [0] includes data
>> that when hosted on Github has caused a DMCA takedown request [1] to
>> which OpenDDR responded [2].
>> I guess from our point of view the decision is whether the donation of
>> that data can be considered voluntary, as the ownership of the
>> original data is somewhat unclear. The header of the original data
>> file [2] states that "the information listed here has been collected
>> by many different people from many different countries", but in [1] a
>> copyright on that data is asserted.
>> The code parts of the OpenDDR donation are not affected, so I'd like
>> Incubator PMC members to vote as follows:
>> [ ] +1, accept the OpenDDR donation including the
>> data
>> [ ] -1, do not accept the (but the
>> other parts are ok)
>> IMO the alternative, if we don't accept the resources part of the
>> donation, is to ask OpenDDR to come up with a resources file that
>> contains only their own original work.
>> The vote is open for at least 72 hours (will leave it open a bit more
>> due to TGIF).
>> -Bertrand (DeviceMap mentor)
>> [0]
>> [1]
>> [2] (looks down right now, Google
>> cache at just in case)
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