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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-587) Providing JDBC 4.0 support for derby
Date Tue, 01 Nov 2005 17:14:42 GMT
Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
> Craig Russell (JIRA) wrote:
>>    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-587?page=comments#action_12356473
>>Craig Russell commented on DERBY-587:
>>4. In response to Dan's comments immediately above, I'd think that the Apache board
might want to discuss why the JIRA has a check box for contributions. If it's really irrelevant,
it's certainly a distraction.
> Not sure it is irrelevant, at that point (in Jira) it's a choice between
>  I am contibuting this attachment to the ASF vs. I'm not.
> Since there is always the option of this is useful information but it's
> not a contribution, there has to be the alternative of it *is* a
> contribution. Thus how else would you label that, except this is a
> contribution under the ASL?

Apache projects typically allow small contributions, such as a small 
patch, without an icla. That checkbox in Jira is a visible reminder to 
the contributor that the patch must be contributed under the ASL. 
However, I think we'd all agree that attaching a file containing debug 
output doesn't need such a grant. :-)

A broader, less visible policy holds for posts to apache mail lists; see 
the paragraph that starts with  '"Contribution" shall mean any work of 
authorship,' at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html . That 
covers posts to mail lists, source code control systems, and issue 
tracking systems such as Jira.

But I have seen discussion on some mail lists about how that policy 
should be made visible for the mail lists, like it is for Jira. --I'm 
looking for some of the most relevant posts and will followup.

Visibility is good -- reduces misunderstanding.


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