|RE: [eclipse.org-committers] Installing SVN|
For the love of all that is holy and good in this world: Please stop spamming the committers list (not just you walter but everyone responding to this thread). :'-( There are plenty of other interweb means of having this discussion ( message boards, newsgroups, etc ). The Boeing Company CTE Software Engineer 480/891-1149 "The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office." -unknown -----Original Message----- From: Walter Harley [mailto:eclipse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 2:00 PM To: eclipse.org-committers@xxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: [eclipse.org-committers] Installing SVN Johan wrote: > really? doesnt eclipse want anything in the repository what violates > IP cleanliness rules? > Even if a commit does fix that later on? > > I am also a apache committer but i never hear that before in the > apache camp.. As has already been pointed out, Eclipse is rather more particular with its IP than many other open-source foundations. Eclipse represents a number of companies whom a number of other companies would like to sue. Eclipse needs to be very careful. >From http://www.eclipse.org/legal/committerguidelines.php: "Committed content in the CVS repository becomes immediately available to Eclipse Foundation visitors and users. More importantly, this content is used to create daily builds that may be downloaded by thousands of people each day and may be incorporated into many free and commercially-available software products. Due to the potential for downstream redistribution, Committers are required to help ensure that inappropriate content is not placed in the CVS repository." See also http://www.eclipse.org/legal/EclipseLegalProcessPoster.pdf. In general, there are only certain very specific situations where it's okay to check in unclean code (this is what "parallel IP" bears on). Mostly it is NOT okay. Cheers, -walter _______________________________________________ eclipse.org-committers mailing list eclipse.org-committers@xxxxxxxxxxx https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/eclipse.org-committers IMPORTANT: Membership in this list is generated by processes internal to the Eclipse Foundation. To be permanently removed from this list, you must contact emo@xxxxxxxxxxx to request removal.
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