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Re: [ee4j-community] Retaining History for incoming EE4J Projects

When the older versions are removed, we may also lose track of the initial contributors. Given the fact that earlier versions were released under GPLv2 (with CE) and newer versions can also be used under EPL, doesn't that require consent from ALL initial contributors? I assume that Oracle would have cleared all license related issues but want to know if it would suffice for indemnification should the need ever arise in future. Do we have any provision for tracking initial contributor consent publicly, just to be on the safe side?

-Mrinal

On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 8:44 PM, Mike Milinkovich <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Arjan,

The work involved in vetting the code is definitely part of it. The other is that the license on this code is changing as part of moving to the Eclipse Foundation. Quite reasonably, no one wants to go to the bother of re-licensing history.Â

Mike Milinkovich
+1.613.220.3223

On Jan 14, 2018, at 9:32 AM, arjan tijms <arjan.tijms@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi,

I of course hoped to see history as well, but my guess would be the reason being is that it's a lot of work to vet say 12k revisions (in say Mojarra) then it's to vet 1 revision. Older revisions may have copyrights and artefacts in them that latter revisions removed.

That said, for some newer projects (Soteria comes to mind) the history should be clean already.

Kind regards,
Arjan Tijms


On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 1:07 PM, Markus KARG <markus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Why is it impossible to retain the history? I mean, in what way is _some_ historic commit any different to the _latest_ commit?

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Thanks

-Markus

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From: ee4j-community-bounces@eclipse.org [mailto:ee4j-community-bounces@eclipse.org] On Behalf Of Bill Shannon
Sent: Sonntag, 14. Januar 2018 02:52
To: EE4J community discussions; John D. Ament
Subject: Re: [ee4j-community] Retaining History for incoming EE4J Projects

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Sorry, no, we're not able to retain the history.

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John D. Ament wrote on 01/13/2018 11:10 AM:

Hi,

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I'd like to know, is it possible to retain the history of projects moving into EE4J? The JSON-P project was imported, but it was imported without history. Yes, we can still see the history atÂhttps://github.com/javaee/jsonpÂbut I was kind of hoping these projects coming in would retain the history behind the changes.

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John




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