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From Dmitriy Setrakyan <dsetrak...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Ignite (Incubating) 1.0-RC3
Date Sat, 21 Mar 2015 04:25:47 GMT
On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 7:33 PM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com>
wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 6:53 PM, Dmitriy Setrakyan
> <dsetrakyan@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > I think we made a mistake and imported the wrong version of the source
> > code. The same version is provided here by Doug Lee without the GPL
> > headers, but only with Public Domain header:
> > http://gee.cs.oswego.edu/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/jsr166/src/jsr166e/
> >
> > I guess we will have to resubmit the release, unless you can accept it in
> > the current shape. Please advise.
>
> If the files don't contain any GPL IP, then what we have is a "licensing
> documentation bug": there's public domain IP which is perfectly fine to
> include, but it's misleadingly labeled.  Shipping a release which contains
> such IP does not pose any legal problems.
>
> Contrast that with a licensing error, such as GPL IP onto which someone has
> slapped an ALv2 header.  Shipping such a release could leave users and
> redistributors open to a claim of copyright violation.
>
> Licensing documentation bugs can vary from inconsequential to catastrophic
> depending on how badly they mislead downstream consumers.  It seems to me
> that
> while this one might cause alarm, it shouldn't cause anybody to do anything
> illegal.  So long as you are *certain* that those *exact* versions of the
> files are available under Doug Lea's public domain dedication and contain
> no
> GPL mods, I think it's OK.
>

Thanks for quick response.

I am *certain* because these files were initially grabbed from Doug Lea's
JSR 166 page. The wrong license headers were added by mistake.

In this case, can we resume the voting for the release?


>
> I'd suggest opening a ticket to correct the headers.
>

Fixing them right now. The new 1.0 release with corrected headers will be
submitted for PPMC vote on Monday.


>
> Marvin Humphrey
>
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