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From Peter Hartmann <>
Subject Re: Licensing of contributions
Date Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:12:01 GMT
On 15.08.2012 17:41, Dave Brondsema wrote:
> I would like to merge
> a contribution
> from Hendrik Brummermann, but am not sure how we should handle licensing.
> I understand that other projects that take patches via JIRA have a
> checkbox when the patch is attached.  "Grant license to ASF for
> inclusion in ASF works (as per the Apache License ยง5)"
> Should we just capture the same approval on the Allura merge request or
> ticket?  For now it'd have to be a regular comment, but we could make it
> a special field eventually.
> In the past, our few contributors have signified that they have rights
> to the code and that they wish to share it under the terms of the Apache
> License Version 2.0 by using "git commit --signoff"  This has been a bit
> of a pain since sometimes we'd have to ask folks to redo their commits
> with the sign-off.  Also IMO the sign-off doesn't clearly denote its
> meaning.
Glad you've mentioned this now, when I only have one commit to redo ;)

As far as I know, current docs on contributing only tackle licensing by 
mentioning that merge requests should indicate (i.e. in a comment) both 
ownership of code itself and willingness to publish it under Apache Licence.

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