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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Policy for granting write access to our Wiki
Date Wed, 16 Apr 2008 21:17:08 GMT

On Apr 16, 2008, at 2:36 PM, Hernan Cunico wrote:

> Erik B. Craig wrote:
>> I agree that we definitely need to address IP issues around  
>> documentation/the wiki... but isn't there any way to accomplish  
>> this without adding barriers to users editing content?
>> Can we do something like wikipedia does for editing content where  
>> there is a checkbox or a notice or something saying
>> "You agree to license your contributions under the Apache Software  
>> License" (similar to how JIRA is currently)
> We mention on the wiki front page, see second paragraph on
> "...Contributions to this wiki are managed the same way as code  
> contributions, that means all content on this site (see Geronimo  
> cwiki documentation architecture for a list of conforming spaces) is  
> Apache Software Foundation copyrighted and available under the  
> Apache License..."
> In addition, every single page autoexported as HTML (the version we  
> should all consume) has the following footer "Copyright © 2003-2008,  
> The Apache Software Foundation"
> But I also understand we want something more than just a disclaimer,  
> some additional step requiring a specific user action. An ICLA would  
> do the trick, file it once and is good for all your contributions.   
> The process for filing it and getting the appropriate access rights  
> is the tricky one.

So, is a check box technically feasible? This might be an acceptable  
alternative. Probably still need to limit write access -- otherwise,  
we're open to hacks... But might not require a vote -- just a request  
to contribute.

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