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From Tim Williams <>
Subject Re: IP Clearance
Date Fri, 31 Aug 2012 23:55:26 GMT
On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 7:27 PM, Aaron McCurry <> wrote:
> Just to be clear, I want this completed so we can move on.  So the
> question is do I need to get iCLA's from everyone that has ever
> committed / contributed code to blur?  When if they are not committers
> in the Apache project?  Let me know what you want me to do.

To be clear, my question isn't holding *anything* up - it's just a
question.  We can proceed as usual - incubation is about sorting out
these issues and frankly, I'm just not sure exactly how this one
should be handled.

> On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 7:21 PM, Aaron McCurry <> wrote:
>> dbarton == gbarton
>> He's the only non-NIC employee, I will reach out to the others.  I
>> kinda understand why we would need iCLA's from the people that have
>> committed, but technically gbarton has not committed.  I committed his
>> patch, git can have a different committer from author.  I'm ok with
>> getting an iCLA from these people if it's necessary, but they
>> committed code to Blur before it was Apache.  I have excepted
>> gbarton's code after it was Apache, but he doesn't have committer
>> status on the github project.  If we need him to fill out a iCLA, I
>> feel like he should be made a committer or is the iClA needed if you
>> contribute as well?  The reason I ask is because my code has been
>> excepted into other Apache projects without iCLA on record.

Since Blur was ALv2 before bringing it here maybe section 5 of the
license is enough.  I don't know, I'm hoping another mentor will help
out here.  Personally, I think it'd be good to get some
acknowledgement that they intended to contribute it.

Your previous patches have been accepted by other projects likely
because of the "checkbox" that indicated your intent to contribute
them.  That checkbox was wildly misunderstood, likely unnecessary
[because of Section 5 I mention above] and recently removed.  In any
case, this shouldn't slow things down at all, just a question...


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