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From "Sander Striker" <>
Subject RE: XMLBeans code has been checked in!
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2003 00:08:53 GMT
> From: Cliff Schmidt []
> Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 1:55 AM

> 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.  

I know.  I saw notification that BEA had indeed completed the paperwork.
That in itself could deserve a coordinated announcement BTW.

> 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.

*nod*  I view the paperwork (grant + CLAs) as a seperate step as checking
in the code.  Hence my response.  Not a big deal, I was more worried
about below.

>> 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". ;-)

Concerns removed.


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