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

David Schontzler schontz at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 23:25:24 CDT 2005


+1.

The only scary bit is the dual-licensing bit (which I don't know much
about), but we'd want to prevent any of Dojo core from being dist.
under that license, no?

On 10/5/05, Dylan Schiemann <mail at dylans.org> wrote:
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> +1
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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
> >
> > ----------  Forwarded Message  ----------
> >
> > 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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