[ng-dhtml] Fwd: contributing the OpenRecord IP to the Dojo Foundation

Dylan Schiemann mail at dylans.org
Wed Oct 5 22:20:46 CDT 2005


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Alex Russell wrote:
> The OpenRecord project would like to develop under the auspices of the 
> Dojo Foundation, and seem willing to abide by our guidelines regarding 
> code ownership and the like.
> 
> Should we take them on? Yea or nay?
> 
> Regards
> 
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> 
> Subject: contributing the OpenRecord IP to the Dojo Foundation
> Date: Wednesday 05 October 2005 2:07 pm
> From: "Brian Douglas Skinner" <brian.skinner at gumption.org>
> To: alex at dojotoolkit.org
> Cc: "'Chih-Chao Lam'" <chao at cs.stanford.edu>, "'Mignon Belongie'" 
> <Mignon_Belongie at yahoo.com>, "'Jeffrey Harris'" <jeffrey at ic.org>, 
> "'Marty Betz'" <martybetz at gmail.com>, "'Katie Capps Parlante'" 
> <capps at cs.stanford.edu>
> 
> Hi Alex,
> 
> Thanks again for sitting down with me and Mignon at SuperHappyDevHouse
>  and talking through all my questions.  In the past couple weeks we've
>  converted all of the OpenRecord code to use the Dojo package system,
>  and it's all working splendidly now!  We're now gradually phasing out
>  our own homegrown JavaScript utility functions and porting our code
>  over to the corresponding Dojo utilities: event registration, file IO,
>  language extensions, etc.
> 
> Once the OpenRecord code is fully ported over to the Dojo
>  infrastructure, there are some OpenRecord generic utility classes that
>  you might want to consider as candidates for inclusion in the Dojo
>  toolkit.  For example, we've got a simple general-purpose CSV parser,
>  some classes for generating UUIDs and introspecting on UUIDs, and some
>  simple functions for assertions and parameter type-checking.
> 
> I'm writing now to follow up with you about the idea of all the
>  OpenRecord contributors signing the Dojo Contributor License
>  Agreement, and having all the OpenRecord intellectual property be
>  contributed to the Dojo Foundation. I've been corresponding with Ted
>  Leung about the idea of nursing the OpenRecord project through the
>  Apache Incubator to become an Apache project, but I think it makes
>  more sense for the OpenRecord IP to live under the Dojo umbrella.  For
>  one thing, I think there may be more of a natural fit between Dojo and
>  OpenRecord, given that OpenRecord is building on top Dojo, and both
>  projects are AJAX/JavaScript projects, and most of our contributors
>  are geographically nearby.
> 
> If I understood correctly, I think you said you'd be happy for us to
> contribute all the OpenRecord IP to the Dojo Foundation, but that you
>  also needed to check with Dylan and the other Dojo folks.  Feel free
>  to forward this mail to people at Dojo.  After that, what are the next
>  steps?
> 
> Licenses:
>   We can get signed Dojo Contributor License Agreements from the past
>  and present OpenRecord contributors, as well as new people who want to
>  start contributing.  Is it okay to just point people to the CLA on the
>  Dojo site, and have them print it and sign it and mail it to the Santa
>  Monica address for the Dojo Foundation? 
>  (http://dojotoolkit.org/icla.txt)
> 
> Subversion:
>   Right now we've got all the OpenRecord code in a Subversion
>  repository hosted by BerliOS in Germany.  We can happily keep hosting
>  from there, or we could move the code to a Dojo server, if you're set
>  up for that.  I'm guessing it'd be more convenient for you to have us
>  continue hosting from BerliOS, but I wanted to check.  If we do keep
>  hosting from BerliOS, we will make it clear to OpenRecord contributors
>  that all submissions to the OpenRecord BerliOS repository are
>  submissions to the Dojo Foundation, under the terms of the Dojo CLA. 
>  Likewise for mailing list contributions.
> 
> Boilerplate:
>   Right now all the OpenRecord files have a little bit of legal
>  boilerplate at the top of each file.  The boilerplate says, "Written
>  in 2005 by xxx. Copyright rights relinquished under the Creative
>  Commons Public Domain Dedication ...", plus it has some liability
>  disclaimers.  Here's an example with the full text:
> 
> <http://svn.berlios.de/viewcvs/*checkout*/openrecord/trunk/source/view/
> Multi EntriesView.js?rev=341&content-type=text%2Fplain>
> 
>   In the .zip file download of Dojo 0.1, all the files have some
>  boilerplate that says, "Copyright (c) 2004-2005 The Dojo Foundation,
>  Licensed under the Academic Free License version 2.1 or above."
> 
>   I'd love to dual-license the OpenRecord code, so that it's available
>  under the Academic Free License that Dojo is using, as well as the
>  Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication that we've been using.  Is
>  it okay with you if we do that?  Do you care what boilerplate we use? 
>  Maybe something like this: "Copyright (c) 2005 The Dojo Foundation and
>  contributing authors. Licensed under the Academic Free License version
>  2.1 or above. Copyright rights relinquished under the Creative Commons
>  Public Domain Dedication."
> 
> Thanks again for taking the time to work with us!
> 
> Cheers,
>   Brian Skinner
>   brian.skinner at gumption.org
>   415-661-7906
>   http://openrecord.org
> 
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