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

Thanks Mike for clarifying this. The OCA FAQ clearly accounts for this scenario in simpler terms. So I see indemnification should not be required as long as OCA was signed by all initial contributors.

Regards,
Mrinal

On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 10:38 PM, Mike Milinkovich <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2018-01-14 11:21 AM, Mrinal Kanti wrote:
On 2018-01-14 10:19 AM, Mrinal Kanti wrote:
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?

Contributors signed the Sun (later Oracle) Contributor Agreement which provides Sun/Oracle with joint ownership of the contributions. All necessary consents and licensing issues have been taken care of.

Yes, joint ownership doesn't diminish the importance of consent from those initial contributors. Thanks for your assurance that it has been taken care of.

Mrinal,

I think perhaps you misunderstood me.

By providing joint ownership at the time of contribution, all necessary consents to re-licensing were provided at the time of contribution. Sections 2 and 4 of the Oracle Contributor Agreement make this clear.

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Mike Milinkovich
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