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From Billie Rinaldi <>
Subject Re: JIRA Patch Conventions
Date Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:07:40 GMT
I like #2 as well. Here's a quote from the incubator list confirming that
we don't need ICLAs for patches.

> Under the terms of the AL, any contribution made back to the ASF on
> ASF infrastructure, such as via a mailing list, JIRA, or Bugzilla, is
> licensed to the foundation. The JIRA checkbox existed to give people
> an easy way to _avoid_ contributing something. There is no need to ask
> casual patchers for ICLAs.
On Apr 24, 2013 10:05 AM, "Josh Elser" <> wrote:

> On 4/24/13 9:32 AM, Keith Turner wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 11:51 PM, Mike Drob <> wrote:
>>  Accumulo Devs,
>>> Are there any conventions that we'd like to follow for attaching updated
>>> patches to issues? There are two lines of thought applicable here:
>>> 1) Remove the old one and attach the new patch. This has the advantage of
>>> being immediately obvious to future google searchers what the patch was,
>>> especially in case of back porting issues.
>>> 2) Leave all patches attached to the ticket, and use a one-up identifier
>>> for each subsequent patch. This preserves context from comments, and
>>> might
>>> be useful in other ways.
>>  I've seen both approaches used on Accumulo tickets, and don't have a
>>> strong
>>> preference outside of a desire for consistency. I think I'd lean towards
>>> option #2, if only because that means I get one fewer email notification.
>>>  I agree I would like consistency.   I lean towards 2 also, but I do not
>> have a good reason, its just my preference.  We should probably put
>> together a page outlining how to submit a patch.  I have seen other
>> projects do this.
> Ditto.
>>  As an aside, what is the IP status of submitted patches? I think I
>>> remember
>>> hearing that they immediately become part of the Apache Foundation, so
>>> removing them might be a bad idea from that perspective.
>>>  Does someone who is submitting patches need to submit an ICLA?
> I believe they just need to be capable of assigning the copyright to the
> ASF (as in, an employer does not hold rights to the patch). I believe the
> ICLA is more for the case of a committer being able to use SVN (and not
> having the jira checkbox).
>>  Mike

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