[Wtr-development] source cleanup

Bret Pettichord bret at pettichord.com
Sat Oct 2 13:39:13 EDT 2010


I think I can help simplify the license situation. But not right now.

Bret

On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 4:29 AM, Jarmo <jarmo.p at gmail.com> wrote:

> I forgot to mention that if we want to deal with these license
> problems properly then it's not as easy as asking from just license
> holders since we have there 2 types of licenses - BSD and MIT. That
> means that we cannot just delete one of those and use only one and we
> cannot multi-license just like that either. To do it properly we'd
> have to ask from any contributor so far for their permission and if we
> can't get hold of some or cannot get permission then we'd have to
> delete their contribution and rewrite it with our own code. That would
> be a proper way to handle this kind of situations unfortunately. I'm
> not sure if it's done in real life like that with real projects. I've
> heard that they did something like that with Mozilla project a while
> ago (e.g. deleted some parts of the code and rewrote these due to
> being unable to contact all contributors).
>
> Just FYI.
>
> Jarmo
>
> On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 11:07 AM, Jarmo <jarmo.p at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I agree on everything with Bret. I don't see any point of moving
> > watir-simple to contrib. We'll just mention in the CHANGES that it got
> > deleted and if anyone is using it then they can grab it from some old
> > gem or from git.
> >
> > Jarmo
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 8:46 PM, Bret Pettichord <bret at pettichord.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 10:08 AM, Željko Filipin
> >> <zeljko.filipin at wa-research.ch> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I guess I will have a few questions related to source cleanup, so I
> have
> >>> decided to start a new thread:
> >>>
> >>> 1) We have licenses all over the place:
> >>>
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/watir/lib/watir/ie.rb
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/firewatir/LICENSE
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/commonwatir/LICENSE
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/watir/lib/license.rb
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/watir/lib/watir/winClicker.rb
> >>>
> >>> Should I move it to LICENSE file located in root?
> >>
> >> Makes sense.
> >>
> >>> 2) Should we delete installer folder?
> >>>
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/tree/1.6.5.rc2/watir/installer/
> >>
> >> Yes
> >>
> >>
> >>>
> >>> 3) Should we delete watir-simple?
> >>>
> >>>
> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/watir/lib/watir/watir_simple.rb
> >>
> >> Yes
> >>
> >>>
> >>> 4) Should we delete these files:
> >>>
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master//.project
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master//transform-results.xsl
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/commonwatir/.project
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/firewatir/.loadpath
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/firewatir/.project
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/watir/.project
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/watir/unittests/.cvsignore
> >>
> >> Yes.
> >>
> >> The transform result was used for the CI results. I don't think there
> are
> >> any plans to resuscitate this.
> >>
> >>>
> >>> 5) Looks like these files need to be updated:
> >>>
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/watir/building_watir.txt
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/watir/install_dev_gems.bat
> >>> http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/watir/watir_release.txt
> >>>
> >>> I could do everything except 5)
> >>>
> >>> Željko
> >>>
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> >>
> >>
> >> --
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> >> Lead Developer, Watir, www.watir.com
> >>
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Bret Pettichord
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