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From Niall Pemberton <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Adopting non-ASF AL projects (was Re: [DISCUSS] Kudu incubator proposal)
Date Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:55:41 GMT
On Sat, Nov 28, 2015 at 6:20 PM, Harbs <harbs.lists@gmail.com> wrote:

> Both Swiz and AS3Commons were originally hosted on Google Code and Apache
> License was clearly stated there[1][2]. So I don’t think there’s any
> question about the license. Like you said, it’s not likely anyone that
> contributed even if they don’t understand licenses (not very likely) will
> care. I think it unlikely that code was taken from elsewhere
>
> Getting an ICLA from all contributors is just about impossible.
>
> So the question is can the donation of the one contact we do have suffice
> in this case, or do we need to leave the code.
>
> The commit history of both projects is still available on Google Code, so
> it should be possible to go through that if it would help. (Of course
> a3commons had close to 2000 commits so that’s going to be a lot of work…)
>

Attached is a summary of commits by committer  in CSV format of a3commons
trunk on googlecode - most "authors"  are mail addresses - so would be easy
to mail all of them

Niall


>
> Harbs
>
> [1]https://code.google.com/p/as3-commons/
> [2]https://code.google.com/p/swizframework/
>
> On Nov 28, 2015, at 7:57 PM, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > Alex
> >
> > The question is whether the claim that the code is actually under ASL is
> correct. If the contributors didn't understand that the ASL was to be
> applied or have some grotesque misunderstanding about what copyright means
> or what granting an irrevocable license means, it is good to flush it out.
> >
> > Most people just won't care especially in a moribund project.
> >
> > Also, the email confirmation is just for small bits.  And iCla would be
> preferable for big bits.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > On Nov 28, 2015, at 15:13, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
> >
> >>> A simple email confirmation should be fine.
> >>
> >> So, no ICLA required from these contributors?  And if we don't hear back
> >> from a contributor, we can't take his code?  And does the code that does
> >> get permission still have to go through IP Clearance or do we trust it
> >> because it is already AL?
> >
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