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From Kalle Korhonen <>
Subject Re: Q. Forks without concensus?; A. anytime / depends / never without agreement
Date Tue, 03 Jan 2012 18:28:04 GMT
On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 9:57 AM, Leo Simons <> wrote:
> So the generic policy is there is no generic policy, and instead there
> is appropriate application of judgement to specific cases.

Generic policy doesn't mean you couldn't use judgement or make
exceptions. In principle, if the ASF's mission is to build communities
around source code, we should not accept forks of open source projects
if that's not the (consensus) will of the original community.


On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Donald Whytock <> wrote:
> It occurs to me that the ASF, in enforcing open-source licensing,
> becomes a source of free legal advice to the open-source community,
> whether it intends to or not...
> 1. Contribute a body of code to ASF.
> 2. "Is it legal for us to accept this?  Better run it past legal@."
> 3. Use acceptance of the contribution as certification that it can be
> used by the contributor.
> Just sayin'.  Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.
> Don
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