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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: Bypassing Incubator
Date Mon, 15 Jun 2009 04:15:20 GMT
Tim Ellison wrote:
> Niclas Hedhman wrote:
> > 1. Any substantial codebase needs at least IP Clearance in Incubator,
> > which is effectively just a record of where/when/how it came from, and
> > an opportunity for Incubator PMC members to have a look and make sure
> > that there is no flagrant IP issues.

> I never understood this part.  Why is the Incubator PMC any more
> qualified to decide if incoming code contains a "fragrant IP issue"
> than the destination TLP PMC?  After all, the TLP PMC are doing that
> check continuously for the day to day contributions received.

And they, the PMC responsible for clearing the IP, must record that
clearance in the Incubator, which was designated by the Board as the
repository for all of those IP clearance documents.  That fact that there
are additional eyes is a bonus.

	--- Noel

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