[webkit-dev] What is the license policy of a reviewing patch on Bugzilla (not yet landed to main trunk)?

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Tue Feb 7 11:21:43 PST 2012

On Feb 6, 2012, at 6:17 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:

> But I've seen cases where people didn't realize some files they uploaded on Bugzilla weren't compatible with LGPL or BSD until the review process

Sure, people make mistakes, but our request is that they determine this before uploading a patch.

> we should probably judge on case-by-case basis in practice if the patch contains new files or code imported from elsewhere

Adding code with a new license is a major decision, so the “we” here has to be a larger cross section of the WebKit community than is typical for a patch review.

-- Darin

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