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From Joe Bowser <>
Subject Re: CLA requirement (Was: [jira] [Commented] (CB-261) FileWriter write multi bytes write occurs miss move pointer)
Date Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:10:29 GMT
Sorry about that. I got that mixed up with our policy of not accepting
changes from anyone who didn't sign the ICLA.  I think this is something
that we agreed on ourselves, not an Apache thing.  I'll try and be more
clear in the future.


On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 2:04 PM, Jukka Zitting <>wrote:

> Hi,
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 7:42 PM, Joe Bowser (Commented) (JIRA)
> <> wrote:
> > Apache requires us to have contributors sign the ICLA before anything
> can be contributed.
> I'm not sure where this meme comes from, but an ICLA is only desired,
> not required, for normal contributions [1]:
>    The ASF desires that all contributors of ideas, code, or documentation
>    to the Apache projects complete, sign, and submit (via postal mail, fax
>    or email) an Individual Contributor License Agreement (CLA). The purpose
>    of this agreement is to clearly define the terms under which
> intellectual
>    property has been contributed to the ASF and thereby allow us to defend
>    the project should there be a legal dispute regarding the software at
>    some future time. A signed CLA is required to be on file before an
>    individual is given commit rights to an ASF project.
> As mentioned above, a CLA is only required for committers. Smaller
> contributions are already covered by section 5 of ALv2 [2].
> [1]
> [2]
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting

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