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From Shazron <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Not requiring an iCLA for contributions
Date Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:27:54 GMT
Bump. There can't be lazy consensus on this. Before I potentially waste
time on drafting a proposal, trying to feel the temperature on this change.

On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 3:34 PM, Shazron <> wrote:

> It's up to us to decide, and right now we require the iCLA except for
> trivial contributions.
> I want to change this to a more relaxed requirement:
> 1. Non-committers do not require an iCLA (you need one anyway to get an
> account, so that's really a non-issue)
> 2. Require a clear intent by the author to contribute under our normal
> terms, for a non-trivial change
> So some of you will be wondering, what does Apache say about this?
> From:
> cture-dev/201112.mbox/
> Roy Fielding:
> "Yes, that opinion comes from me speaking as a board member and
> author of the Apache License, and has previously been cleared
> with Apache's legal team for a long ago discussion with Incubator.
> We don't need a CLA on file to accept contributions from non-committers.
> We just need a clear intent by the author to contribute under
> our normal terms."
> Other opinions:
> We need to change our Contribute page:
> ... as well as any PR templates:
> github/
> This declaration of intent, if posted on Github, will be reflected on
> since Apache sends out an email on each PR or
> comment to a PR, so we will be able to track it in our archives.
> As usual it is always the committer's responsibility to make sure that all
> code they push to a repository is compliant with ASF policies.

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