OpenJDK Community Bylaws: Second Public Draft
simon at webmink.com
Wed Jun 1 17:20:22 PDT 2011
On 1 Jun 2011, at 17:37, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 06/01/2011 04:03 PM, Mark Wielaard wrote:
>> On Wed, 2011-06-01 at 15:53 +0100, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>> But this doesn't make any sense. If you do not contribute any code to
>>> the project then it does not matter at all whether you have signed the
>>> OCA. No code has changed hands, so you have not given away any rights
>>> to that nonexistent code.
>> In general I try to avoid signing legal papers if they are not
>> necessary :) I assume most people will not just sign some paper just
>> because it might be fun one day and this giant US corporation would
>> really be happy if you just signed it right now "just in case".
> Right, but this objection has no logical basis.
Demanding (in this case deliciously obliquely) someone who has no need to sign the OCA do so just so they can be enfranchised in the governance also has no logical basis. It would, however, be a handy way to marginalise known objectors.
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