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From Geir Magnusson Jr <>
Subject Re: John Sisson - new Apache Geronimo committer
Date Fri, 08 Apr 2005 20:52:09 GMT

On Apr 6, 2005, at 12:38 PM, Jeff Genender wrote:

> This fascinates people actually have to get permission to 
> become a committer or member of the ASF?

Depends on your situation.

Many employers in the US have as part of the employment agreement terms 
that establish ownership of development work you do.  The terms of this 
vary by company.

So we offer the CCLA as a vehicle in which the committer can get 
explicit permission from his/her employer, as a way of protecting that 
committer from their employer taking issue with it later.  It's never 
good to just go on a "wink and a nod" from a manager, if that manager 
many not be around later...


> Enquiring minds want to know!
> Jeff
> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>> On Apr 5, 2005, at 8:56 PM, wrote:
>>> Thanks everyone!
>>> I would like to accept and I am waiting for approval from corporate 
>>> legal.
>> BTW, if you need any help explaining or discussing, let us know.  
>> We've been through this before with other companies.
>> geir
> -- 
> Jeff Genender
Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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