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From Andrus Adamchik <>
Subject Re: Cayenne IP Clearance status: 4 icla's not obtained
Date Wed, 02 Aug 2006 05:08:31 GMT
Fair enough. We have a track record for some of the submitted code  
[1]. The rest of it was sent to me directly (that was in the times  
before Jira). I'll try to ping others one more time, and if this  
fails, we'll just rewrite the remaining files. The "trivial" also  
means that they are trivial to rewrite :-)  ... although the ones  
that were just following the template will look almost exactly like   
the originals...



On Aug 2, 2006, at 12:31 AM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Aug 1, 2006, at 1:21 PM, Jean T. Anderson wrote:
>> Cayenne has obtained ICLAs for all committers, including retired
>> committers. They have also obtained ICLAs for any who submitted  
>> patches
>> -- with the exception of 4 patch submitters whose contributions were
>> minor, trivial, reworked or broken [1] ([1] is also included down
>> below). 6 files/classes are involved and an example of "trivial"  
>> is at
>> [2].
>> Is this sufficient? Or does something more need to be done?
> A new file is not a trivial addition, even if it is simply filling
> in a template.  A change only qualifies as trivial if it is a simple
> fix to an existing file (i.e., what the lawyers would call a "repair"
> as opposed to a new expression).  I would just delete the one example
> of a trivial new file, especially if it doesn't work anyway. Also,
> "reworked" doesn't change the IP -- it just adds to it.
> It matters more how the IP arrived into the project.  If the patches
> were all published by the original authors to a public list or  
> bugzilla
> with the stated intention of being included in an open source product
> under non-copyleft terms, then that should be sufficient for the ASF.
> We just need to record the point of origin.
> ....Roy

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