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The Apache Software Foundation Incubator

OpenDDR Codebase Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance Status


The OpenDDR codebase is attached to and consists of CSharp and Java API modules, and a Resources module which contains mobile device data.

Note that we won't accept the donation of the resources file at this stage, this IP clearance is only about the two files mentioned below.

Project info

  • The Incubator PMC is responsible for the code, as it its meant for an incubating project.
  • Code will be included in the DeviceMap podling codebase.
  • bdelacretaz is managing the donation process, as a DeviceMap incubation mentor.

Completed tasks are shown by the completion date (YYYY-MM-dd).

Identify the codebase

date item
October 2nd, 2012 2 files attached to DMAP-11:
MD5 ( = 6f3281c7895986cc7bc80b6d8790d6d6
MD5 ( = 1f7d0b5da0192fd514e4750abe712edf
September 12th, 2012 The papers that transfer rights to the ASF have been received: documents/grants/openddr.pdf in the foundation's private svn repository.
Sept 24, 2012 Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright: file headers will be updated after importing the code in the DeviceMap svn repository.

Verify distribution rights

Corporations and individuals holding existing distribution rights:

  • OpenDDR LLC, represented by Werner Keil
date item
Sept 24, 2012 (DMAP-11) Check and make sure that for all items included with the distribution that is not under the Apache license, we have the right to combine with Apache-licensed code and redistribute.
Sept 24, 2012 (DMAP-11) Check and make sure that all items depended upon by the project is covered by one or more of the following approved licenses: Apache, BSD, Artistic, MIT/X, MIT/W3C, MPL 1.1, or something with essentially the same terms.

Generally, the result of checking off these items will be a Software Grant, CLA, and Corporate CLA for ASF licensed code, which must have no dependencies upon items whose licenses that are incompatible with the Apache License.

Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

Related VOTEs:

  • VOTE thread accepting the donation: donation is mentioned in the DeviceMap incubation proposal at, no need for an additional vote.