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OSGi Shell Codebase Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance Status


Early drafts of the R4.2 spec include a specification for a new OSGi Shell (RFC-132). The idea is that this will be a shell that is shared by all OSGi implementations. An initial implementation of the spec was written by Peter Kriens and donated to the Apache Felix project.

Project info

  • Which PMC will be responsible for the code: Apache Felix
  • Into which existing project/module: Apache Felix
  • Officer or member managing donation: Richard S. Hall

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

Identify the codebase

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2009-05-22 If applicable, make sure that any associated name does not already exist and is not already trademarked for an existing software product.

MD5 or SHA1 sum for donated software: md5 9de77d0fef4caff5bb2cf3943a224e98 (available at FELIX-946)

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2009-05-22 Check and make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been received. It is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the core code, and any new code produced by the project.
2009-05-22 Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.

Identify name recorded for software grant: OSGi TSL proposal for Felix from Peter Kriens (JIRA FELIX-946)

Verify distribution rights

Corporations and individuals holding existing distribution rights:

  • Peter Kriens
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2009-05-22 Check that all active committers have a signed CLA on record.
2009-05-22 Remind active committers that they are responsible for ensuring that a Corporate CLA is recorded if such is required to authorize their contributions under their individual CLA.
n/a 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.
2009-05-27 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:

  • The VOTE thread accepting the donation can be found here.