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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Expressing priorities about release reviews
Date Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:50:21 GMT
Trust me, nobody here has any legal training either.
We're just more familiar with policy, not so much the
rationale behind it.  And no I'm not saying this
kind of review is worthless, I'm just trying to
adjust priorities to better match reality- we can
provide this "legal" feedback in other ways than simply
voting against a release, and that's what I'm
pointing out here.

----- Original Message -----
> From: Alex Harui <>
> To: Joe Schaefer <>; "" <>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 12:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Expressing priorities about release reviews
> On 1/14/13 9:20 AM, "Joe Schaefer" <> 
> wrote:
>>  The thing is Alex, all of this effort
>>  to dot our i's and cross our t's on the legal
>>  issues really is only for the benefit
>>  of major corporations who want to incorporate
>>  our work into some corporate-branded application.
>>  Actual end users of our software do not benefit
>>  one iota from the type of nitpicking we do on
>>  general@incubator, nor does the org's reputation
>>  for clean IP hinge on these considerations.
>>  My attitude is to let the elephants in our projects
>>  provide their own feedback directly to the projects
>>  on the legal nitpicks that cause them pain- we do not
>>  need to police these minor issues on their behalf in a
>>  generic way.
> I'm not sure I know what an "elephant" is in this context.  And 
> I'm not
> quite sure what issues are considered 'i' and 't'.  IMO, it was 
> a good
> lesson for our podling to see that we can get delayed by not getting the
> LICENSE and NOTICE and other files right, so we had proper expectations set
> for when we became a TLP.   And IMO, because IANAL and nobody else in the
> podling is either, it was good to have other sets of eyes on the reviews.
> -- 
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.

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