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From Tommaso Teofili <tommaso.teof...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Doing the IP-Clearance for the AlchmeyAPI Annotator
Date Wed, 03 Mar 2010 14:08:19 GMT
Hi Jukka,
it seems to me that the IP-Clearance on general@incubator got lazy
consensus.
Should we raise a RESULT email?
Any further steps needed I can help with? (According to Marshall's previous
email it seems the answer is no)
Cheers.
Tommaso


2010/2/28 Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com>

> Hi,
>
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 4:41 PM, Marshall Schor <msa@schor.com> wrote:
> > I recall reading also, that since the clearance says the headers have
> > been properly converted to Apache license headers, and that that work
> > (of editing those files) is often done in SVN because the submitted zip
> > may not have everything in order, that it's OK to commit the new code
> > base to SVN.
>
> There's recently been a case where the author of a codebase that he
> contributed to an Apache project didn't realize that the software
> grant implies the change of license headers (and thus the removal of
> his own "Copyright (c) ..." statements on individual files). This
> ended up in a rather messy situation and cost the project quite a lot
> of time and effort to resolve.
>
> The lessons learned have probably not yet reached the relevant
> documentation, but going forward it would probably be a good idea to
> ask the contributor to change the license headers (or at least
> explicitly approve the header change) already before the contributed
> code gets committed.
>
> > Of course, it's not OK to do this before a software grant has been
> > received/recorded/ack.
> >
> > And, of course, it's not OK to "release" this software before the IP
> > clearance.
>
> Yep. The release point is the definite line where all the legal bits
> should be in order.
>
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>

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