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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject [legal] Mailing list policy
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2005 14:22:58 GMT
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  

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 :)


Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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