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[] New IP Process [Was - Re: 11-Aug AC meeting notes]

On 2016-08-11 12:00 PM, Oberhuber, Martin wrote:

Hi all,


Notes of the meeting we just had are now online:

On the topic of the changes to the IP Policy (section pasted below)....

At the moment there is no intent to include the IP review type (Type A vs. Type B) in the project branding. It will be shown to users in places like the PMI project metadata, the PMI release record, and the release IP Log. But there is no need to include it in the project branding, nor in the naming of release artifacts like zip and jar files. Type A projects are full Eclipse projects, and are in no way second class citizens.

Orbit will continue to include only those libraries which have completed the full Eclipse IP review.

BTW, the new process will actually be quite different than the parallel IP process. The parallel IP process is basically optimistic concurrency --- eventually the work gets done. Type A is just don't do the prereq scanning work at all. That's a big difference.

Wayne: Changes to IP Policy

EF is working on a change to the IP Policy as blogged by Mike recently

  • Introducing a new, lighter-weight type of due diligence (license check on contained code only - no provenance)
    • Only check what a project "claims" for Type A releases, but not check if it's actually true
  • Projects could choose to be "Type A" or "Type B" per release
    • Expecting that Vertex would move to Type A ... others to do some releases Type A, and at some point do Type B
    • Sounds very similar to "parallel IP process" -- how to mark up what is what? How to deal with aggregates as being Type A or Type B ?
    • Wayne: Mature projects couldn't be Type B - only for Incubating ones. Helps them work out which software / licenses they actually need.

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