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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: Contributions from github pull requests and license grant
Date Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:03:16 GMT
We should probably be ensuring that we have something stating that the 
contributor is assigning license to the ASF. I remember talking about 
this, but I don't recall the outcome (will have to search history).

I'm not sure if there are specific steps that need to be formally 
followed or if the contributor stating the above on a Jira issue is 

On 10/15/13 3:50 PM, Sean Busbey wrote:
> I don't recall a discussion happening about granting license to the ASF
> when the repo moved to git. Looking at the git workflow guide[1], I don't
> see any mention of licensing.
> In other projects (e.g. Avro[2] and Hive[3]) assigning license to the ASF
> is an important part of submitting a contribution. In those projects,
> people are instructed to attach their patches to an open jira so that
> license can be granted; pull requests from github generally aren't allowed.
> Do we have a stance as a project on this? I think those two projects
> basically say that the grant is required by the Apache License itself. Are
> there ASF rules that can provide guidance on this?
> -Sean
> [1]:
> [2]:
> [3]:

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