[JSR348-119] Should a transfer ballot include the terms on which the new owner of the JSR intends to license it? Created: 20/Sep/11  Updated: 29/Sep/11  Resolved: 22/Sep/11

Status: Closed
Project: jsr348
Component/s: Process Doc
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug Priority: Minor
Reporter: pcurran Assignee: pcurran
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
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From Bill Shannon:

Since we require license disclosure up-front and whenever there's a state change, shouldn't we require that the proposed new owner of a JSR disclose the licensing terms before we vote in a Transfer Ballot?

Comment by Bill Shannon [ 20/Sep/11 ]

And in that case there's no need to include any license requirements in the process
document; the EC will evaluate the proposed license terms in the usual way, rejecting
any transfer that doesn't propose acceptable license terms.

Comment by pcurran [ 22/Sep/11 ]

The Process Doc has been modified to include this requirement.

Re Bill's comment - perhaps, but it's too late now to change all of this. Besides, we really do want to draw attention to, and to encourage, the review of license terms.

Comment by Bill Shannon [ 22/Sep/11 ]

I wasn't clear on what you did and didn't change based on my comments.
Looking at the latest document available I didn't see any mention of
license requirements related to a Transfer Ballot.

Also, section 1.2.4 references section 5.1.2, which doesn't exist.

Comment by pcurran [ 22/Sep/11 ]

Hmmm... you're right. I thought I'd taken care of this but I hadn't.

I've now modified section 5.1.1 (not 5.1.2 - I corrected the reference) to read:

"If the ML decides to discontinue his or her work at any time (including discontinuing maintenance activities or declining to take on the role of Spec Lead during a significant revision initiated by a JSR) the ML, with the assistance of the PMO, should make a reasonable effort to locate another Member who is willing to take on the task. If a replacement is identified, the PMO must initiate a Transfer Ballot within 30 days to enable EC members to approve the transfer of responsibilities. The license terms that the prospective new Maintenance Lead plans to use must be disclosed prior to the ballot. If the ballot succeeds, the new ML must assume his or her responsibilities within 30 days. If no replacement can be found, or if the Transfer Ballot fails, then the PMO shall declare the Specification to be Dormant and no further maintenance can be carried out. No further Transfer Ballots will be initiated by the PMO unless a Member volunteers as ML, in which case the PMO will again have 30 days to initiate a Transfer Ballot."

I also added a footnote to clarify that this process can also be used to seek a new Spec Lead (as opposed to Maintenance Lead.)

Comment by pcurran [ 29/Sep/11 ]


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