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From "ASF subversion and git services (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-11916) Drop requirement for an iCLA for contributions
Date Tue, 04 Oct 2016 19:01:20 GMT


ASF subversion and git services commented on CB-11916:

Commit a6f1ab072182d5f7f0c769b38f9a69989f524d3d in cordova-docs's branch refs/heads/master
from [~shazron]
[;h=a6f1ab0 ]

CB-11916 - Drop requirement for an iCLA for contributions

 This closes #644

> Drop requirement for an iCLA for contributions
> ----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-11916
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: Docs
>            Reporter: Shazron Abdullah
>            Assignee: Shazron Abdullah
> Discussion here:
> Consensus achieved. Proceeding with PR.
> Repro'ed here:
> {code}
> 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
> So some of you will be wondering, what does Apache say about this?
> From:
> 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:
> 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.
> {code}
> Issues need to be created to update all the files in all the

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