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From Heidi Buelow <>
Subject RE: Proposal for STDCXX
Date Sat, 14 May 2005 01:39:32 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cliff Schmidt []
> Sent: Friday, May 13, 2005 5:02 PM

> I saw the HP licensing note below, which seems fine; but, if the
> library was provided by other vendors, can you clarify the state of
> any other IP claims on the initial contribution?

There are no other claims.

> When you say "the code will be contributed back into the community",
> do you mean that Rogue Wave will work on in-house ports and
> occasionally drop new versions over the top of what happens to be in
> Apache at the time, or that Rogue Wave will be iteratively improving
> the code base/ports in collaboration with other committers on the
> project?  Of course, I'm hoping you mean the latter; but, please
> clarify.  There's nothing wrong with additional future contributions
> (in fact, that's goodness); but periodic replacements of a bunch of
> existing code would obviously be disruptive to the other committers.

Any further work on this code base by RW will be in collaboration with other
committers; that is, people at RW would be simply committers like anyone
else.  With this initiative, we are looking forward to working within the
Apache community to move this code into an open source resource.

> > The license grant given by HP should
> > conform to the rules of the ASF license, and is included below:
> >
> > Copyright (c) 1994 Hewlett-Packard Company
> > Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute and sell this software and
> its
> > documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided
> that
> > the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that
> copyright
> > notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation.
> > Hewlett-Packard Company makes no representations about the suitability
> of
> > this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or
> > implied warranty.
> This should be fine, as long as this notice can be placed in the
> NOTICE and/or LICENSE file of any distribution, and not required to be
> at the top of every source file.

Ok.  I'll have to get back to you on this for the strict legal requirements.
My understanding is that you are right that this HP statement is not
required in every source file.

> I certainly understand that it takes time once a project is accepted
> to align your company's logistics with the Apache infrastructure, but
> can you give us an idea of a) roughly how long are you expecting, and
> b) will the eventual contribution be significantly different than what
> you have posted now?

The changes we anticipate are organizational only - there are no planned
changes to the content.

> > (3.3) Bugzilla
> Sure you don't want to use Jira?

We'll take the advice of the community on this.....we don't have a vested
interest in any particular issue tracking system.  


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