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From Billie Rinaldi <>
Subject Re: Contributions from github pull requests and license grant
Date Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:08:42 GMT
Here [1] is another data point.

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM, Josh Elser <> wrote:

> 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 sufficient.
> 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]:**git.html<>
>> [2]:
>> To+Contribute#HowToContribute-**Contributingyourwork<>
>> [3]:
>> HowToContribute-**Contributingyourwork<>

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