[OpenJDK Rasterizer] Rasterizer replacement proposal
roman.kennke at aicas.com
Tue Jun 12 11:17:20 PDT 2007
> > I will send in my signed SCA the next couple of days, and at the same
> > time find out who is the actual copyright owner (me, or aicas - my
> > employer -, aicas already signed the SCA even). The remaining issue is
> > that the copyright is assigned to the FSF. I have hoped that you would
> > review my code before I start the copyright grantback dance for that
> > code. I am currently discussing this issue with Tom Marble and Mark
> > Wielaard.
> What is the copyright grantback dance? If you wrote the code what
> possible issue can there be? No one should be able to take away
> your rights to your code.
> Frankly a lot of this is still learning for us.
When I wrote this code for GNU Classpath, I assigned copyright to the
FSF, just like OpenJDK contributions are copyright-assigned to Sun. With
the difference that the SCA is automatically granting the contributor
all rights to the code, while with the FSF CA I need to go through a
copyright grantback procedure, in order to make sure that all the code I
'want back' was originally written by myself.
> We've had less info internally on this contribution
> process etc etc than has been communicated externally.
> And when legal etc say we can only look at contributions made under
> an SCA, we pretty much have to do what they say. Perhaps
> there are other rules which allow it but I don't know that,
> and as an individual engineer I don't want to be making calls myself.
> I'd probably get me or Sun in trouble if I did.
I understand this very much.
> >> It is also unfortunate that you do not have access to our
> >> code review system - although this is relatively easy
> >> to fix - we can include you as a reviewer in relevant
> >> code changes (the system is email and web-based).
> The rush (it was a close thing even if that's not apparent)
> to get the source launched for JavaOne meant that we are nowhere
> near on the infrastructure to support it etc.
This is understood too. No worries :-)
Kind regards, Roman
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