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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [legal] Mailing list policy
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2005 15:49:28 GMT

On Jul 13, 2005, at 11:26 AM, Tim Ellison wrote:

> I agree with doing this.  Ideally it is something that would appear on
> the Foundation website, i.e. not just for Project Harmony, but  
> making it
> a clear policy is certainly the right thing to do.

Yes - I'm going to help get an ASF-wide policy on this, but we can
get it sorted out here first.

> FWIW the IETF do an equivalent thing (http://www.ietf.org/ 
> maillist.html)
> and even have it written on a piece of paper that is thrust into your
> hand at the group meetings.
> The tiniest nit:
>> If you do not wish your post to be a Contribution, please do not
>> post it. However, in the event that you do, ...
> how about
> If you do not wish your post to be a Contribution, we would prefer  
> that
> you do not post it. However, in the event that you do, ...

> Regards,
> Tim
> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> I'm focused on bringing our legal framework issues to conclusion.  (I
>> have a long flight today, so expect to see something COB today...)
>> However, there's an issue that's been brought to my attention from
>> several people, and I wish propose that we explicitly state our   
>> mailing
>> list policies, as they are now based on "general  understandING"  
>> rather
>> than a written policy that's available to  everyone.
>> I propose the following is added to the top of the mailing list  
>> page  on
>> the site (I've added and published, currently marked as proposed)   
>> and
>> included in the welcome message for each subscriber, and posted   
>> once a
>> month to all lists as part of a monthly FAQ :
>> Apache Harmony mailing lists operate under the following terms :
>> This forum has been created for public communication about  
>> projects  of
>> The Apache Software Foundation (the "Foundation"), a Delaware   
>> nonprofit
>> corporation classified as a public charity under 501(c)(3).  All
>> communication intentionally submitted to the Foundation on this   
>> forum
>> is considered a Contribution to the Foundation unless otherwise   
>> noted
>> in the communication. The terms and conditions that apply to  your
>> Contributions are defined by either a contributor license  agreement
>> (CLA) signed by you and/or your employer or, if no such CLA  is on  
>> file
>> at the Foundation, by the terms and conditions of  Contributions as
>> defined by the Apache License, Version 2.0.
>> Further :
>> 1) If you do not wish your post to be a Contribution, please do not
>> post it. However, in the event that you do, please mark as "NOT A
>> CONTRIBUTION" at the top of the posting.
>> 2) Do not post any code that is not your original work, or code that
>> you do not have clear authorization to contribute.
>> 3) Do not engage in detailed discussion of any implementation  
>> that  you
>> have been exposed to unless such implementation is available to
>> everyone under an open source license or is your own implementation.
>> 4) Under no circumstances will any committer accept code for   
>> inclusion
>> in our SVN repository contributed on the mailing list  unless it  
>> is from
>> an Authorized Contributor, as defined $link.
>> (I'm still working on the $link :)
>> Comments?
> -- 
> Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
> IBM Java technology centre, UK.

Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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