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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject [legal] Take II (Re: [legal] Proposed changes for the Bulk Contributor Questionnaire)
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2005 22:37:56 GMT

Ok - we gotten some good feedback on this.   I'd like to emphasize  
that these changes really are for what I hope are corner cases,  
because any contribution for which the contributor has all the ACQs  
(like the 3 we have already), these new questions aren't asked.

The following is the same proposal with the keyword scan question  
removed (I'll move that to  the contribution guidelines page), the  
suggestion pointing out BlackDuck by name also changed (maybe we  
offer a list of entities that could help potential contributors on  
our website?).

Also, I saw Zoe's note offering her keyword scanner software  
(although I missed the note because of our mail problems), and I'm  
all for it.  Zoe, if you can just put it in a JIRA, that would be  
great.  If there's anyone interested in working on this kind of  
software for our use (and the ASF use), step up and we can make a  
little subproject out of it...


         The Apache Software Foundation
            Apache Harmony Project
         Bulk Contribution Checklist
                v 1.1 20051114

The Apache Harmony project is dedicated to producing a codebase that
has clear IP pedigree and protects the IP rights of others.  As part
of this effort, we ask the following questions of all contributions
of software that has been created outside of the project.  Our goal is
to provide clear and consistent oversight of the project codebase, as
well as encourage our contributors to carefully examine their
contributions before bringing to the project.

Please Note : This document and your answers are considered public
information, and shall be part of the Apache Harmony project public

Part I :  Identification

    Please provide the following information

       Name : ___________________________________________
     E-mail : ___________________________________________

     Mailing address :

      Employer :  ___________________________________________

Part II : Description

     Please describe the contribution :

Part III :  Statement of Origination

a) Have you personally written all of the code or other material
    that you are intending to contribute to this project, and if so,
    are you an Authorized Contributor for all parts of the contribution?

   [ ] Yes
   [ ] No

   If "yes", you're done with Part III, skip to Part IV
   If "no" please continue with the rest of Part III

b) Have you verified the development history of the code to
    identify ALL of the authors?

    Please list the other authors:

c) Do you have a written agreement with all of the authors that
    either gives you ownership of the material or otherwise provides
    you sufficient rights to submit this material to the project
    on their behalf.

    Please provide the details of this agreement:

d) Are all of the authors Authorized Contributors for the part of
    the contribution written/created by each author?

   [ ] Yes – if "yes", you're done with Part III, skip to Part IV.
   [ ] No – if "no", please continue with the rest of part III

e) Was the code written prior to May 2005 (when the Harmony Project
    was initiated)?

   [ ] Yes
   [ ] No

   (i)  If No, you must provide Authorized Contributor Questionnaires
        for the authors of the code created after May 2005 such that
        those authors  are classified as Authorized Contributors for
        the portions of the contribution  written by them
        after May 2005.

f) Did any of the authors of the code have access to third
    party implementations of similar technology while developing the

   [ ] Yes
   [ ] No

   If "yes", please give details below :

g) Was the code developed in accordance with a  development
    process which was designed to prevent unauthorized inclusion
    of third party  intellectual property rights into the code?
    (e.g., does the process require that developers not have
    concurrent access to third party implementations of similar
    technology during development?)

   [ ] Yes
   [ ] No

   If "no", the code isn't eligible for the Harmony Project.

   If "yes", please provide short description of the process,
   focusing on protections related to third party intellectual
   property :

Note : The Apache Harmony project generally performs additional
scans of it's codebase, including bulk contributions, to help
confirm code pedigree.  Prior to submitting any contribution,
we strongly encourage you to verify that the contribution is
acceptable.  Please see http://<URL> for more information.

Part IV : Checklist

   [ ] Contribution is licensed under the Apache License v2.0

   [ ] Software Grant or Corporate Contributor License Agreement and  
       Grant executed and submitted

  Signature : ___________________________________________
Print Name : ___________________________________________
       Date : ___________________________________________

v1.0  20051114

Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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