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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: Doc IP Clearance (was Re: [DISCUSS] Policy for granting write access to our Wiki)
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2008 08:12:40 GMT

On Apr 22, 2008, at 12:24 AM, David Jencks wrote:

> Great work david!!!
> I think some of these people are axis committers ... the ones with  
> email addresses.  If they are, do we need another  
> CLA?  Or did you already look and my idea that they are committers  
> on another project is wrong?

I did a manual look for CLA by last name for everyone who made any  
edits.  They might be there under a different name/spelling and  
possibly I missed them.


> On Apr 21, 2008, at 10:00 PM, David Blevins wrote:
>> On Apr 21, 2008, at 8:47 PM, Jason Warner wrote:
>>> This may be a dumb question, but what happens if a user submitted  
>>> content and then submitted a CLA sometime later on.  Are CLA's  
>>> retroactive or does the content submitted before a CLA need to be  
>>> resubmitted?
>> Definitely not a dumb question.  In the concrete case of someone  
>> making contributions to project A then filing a CLA and later  
>> becoming a committer to project A, I'd think the CLA would cover  
>> all contributions.  Similarly, if someone made some contributions  
>> and we asked them to file a CLA and they did, I'd count that as  
>> good enough.  Likely some other scenarios which are less clear, but  
>> those two cover the common cases.
>> And speaking of CLAs, here's a report of users, and their edits,  
>> for whom I could not find a CLA:
>> I think the easiest thing is to just ask for CLAs from everyone on  
>> this list (definitely some familiar faces in that list).   
>> Afterwards we can deal with what's left which will be a process of  
>> evaluating the contributions and making a judgment call on if they  
>> fall under either the "minor patch" or the "major contribution"  
>> category.
>> -David

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