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  1. NetBeans
  2. NETBEANS-54

Clarify the status of donated files from ApacheNetBeansDonation1.zip


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      Reviewing the software grant [1] provided with the first NetBeans code donation, my understanding is that not all files found in that zip are donated.

      The grant indicates that the contents of that file [2] ("Code File") are donated "excluding any third-party and separately licensed material contained within the Code File".

      I don't think we can consider that code ready to release as is, due to the uncertainty that this creates w.r.t to which files are donated and which are not.

      The zip archive contains about 45'000 files.

      I see the following options:

      a) Review all files and include only those which are not "third-party and separately licensed material". How such files are identified needs to be defined and documented, either in scripts under version control or as a set of rules. The review process must be documented and traceable, so that we can go back to it if problems are found in the future.

      b) Get an updated grant which does not mention such exclusions.

      If someone sees other options please discuss here or on the NetBeans dev list, referencing this ticket.

      [1] in svn under private/documents/grants/oracle-america-netbeans.pdf , ASF members have access
      [2] under http://bits.netbeans.org/download/apache-donation/ - SHA256(ApacheNetBeansDonation1.zip)=


        1. JavaApplication9.java
          37 kB
          Jan Lahoda
        2. convert-headers-1.zip
          88 kB
          Jan Lahoda
        3. categorized-1.zip
          2.25 MB
          Jan Lahoda

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                bdelacretaz Bertrand Delacretaz
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