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From "Cliff Schmidt" <>
Subject RE: XMLBeans code has been checked in!
Date Tue, 16 Sep 2003 23:55:24 GMT
On Tuesday, September 16, 2003 3:43 PM, Sander Striker wrote:

>> Thanks to the help of Brian Behlendorf, Ted Leung, Steven Noels,
>> Greg Stein, and several other friendly folks within Apache, BEA has
>> just checked the entire XMLBeans source code into [1].
> This doesn't sound right.  BEA employee or no, an ASF committer
> checked in the code.  BEA signed the code over to the ASF, which
> means that future contributions from it's employees are going to be
> attributed to those individuals.

Sorry for any confusion; let me be more clear:

In order to start the project, the first step was for BEA (the company, 
not any individual employee of the company) to sign the ASF's License 
Agreement (sometime referred to as the "software grant"), which grants 
a copyright and patent license to the ASF for the initial code base.  
Without BEA having done this, there would have been no code for the 
project to start with.  The purpose of my announcement was to let 
people know that this has happened, so that anyone interested could
get involved.

> I'm a bit concerned about seeing "BEA" included in further
> announcements (on project releases for instance).

I can't imagine why "BEA" would be mentioned in a project release 
announcement.  I think everyone understands the Apache XMLBeans
project is exactly that...not the "Apache/BEA XMLBeans project". ;-)


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