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From "Don Hill" <>
Subject Re: contributor license
Date Tue, 06 Feb 2007 20:14:53 GMT

Thanks for the info, I am under the constraints of our legal dept., as soon
as they wave there magic wand I will send an introduction and start as you
outlined in you email.



On 2/6/07, Matt Hogstrom <> wrote:
> Hi Don,
> Glad to hear your interested in Apache Geronimo (or your company is as the
> case may be ;-)
> To provide a little context for contributing to Apache Geronimo.  Folks
> that are working on the project are viewed in the context of their
> individual contributions as opposed to the company's they work for.  At the
> end of the day it will be you who is involved and helping out.  Generally
> there is a series of events that take place as people contribute to the
> project.  In general we all start out as individual contributors that are
> interested in fixing bugs, testing, developing parts of the runtime, etc.
> I'm not sure what specific are you are interested in, perhaps you can
> elaborate.  Regardless of the area, people start out by participating
> through e-mail, contributing patches (through JIRA) and building their karma
> in the community through continuous involvement.  At some point, depending
> on the individual's involvement, people will recognize their consistent
> contribution, community participation, etc. and recommend that the community
> consider offering them commit.  When their is a consensus on this in the
> community (this takes place on the PMC list which is private) you would be
> notified of the offer to become a committer.  At that point Apache requires
> the CLA be signed and they are provided a userid.  You can certainly send in
> the CLA now if you like so it will be on file and that would be great.
> However, sending in the CLA does not move someone closer to commit, rather
> it is their individual contribution.
> We look forward to your participation in the community.  Is there a
> specific area you are interested in or other questions we can answer?
> On Feb 6, 2007, at 2:43 PM, Don Hill wrote:
> Hi,
> The company I work for wants me to start contributing to this project, I
> am looking at the following license agreement, is this the agreement that
> needs to be submitted? I know its for individual but was wondering if there
> is another one for a company employee?
> Thanks.
> Don

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