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Subject cvs commit: incubator/site/projects ip-clearance-template.cwiki
Date Sat, 03 Jul 2004 20:02:13 GMT
noel        2004/07/03 13:02:13

  Added:       site/projects ip-clearance-template.cwiki
  First revision of a template for Clearing IP on incoming code.  Subset of the standard Incubation
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.1                  incubator/site/projects/ip-clearance-template.cwiki
  Index: ip-clearance-template.cwiki
  !!! X Codebase IP Clearance TEMPLATE
  This document is the template for recording IP clearance on new codebases.
  One of the Incubator's roles is to ensure that proper attention is
  paid to intellectual property.  From time to time, an external
  codebase is brought into the ASF that is not a separate project, but
  still represents a substantial contribution that was not developed
  within the ASF's source control system.  This is a short form of the
  Incubation checklist, designed to allow code to be imported with
  alacrity while still providing for oversight.
  This form is not for use with new projects.  The intent is to simply
  help to ensure, and record, that due diligence (Software Grant, CLA,
  Corp CLA, license and dependencies) has been paid to the incoming
  code, so that it can be merged into an existing project/module.
  The receiving PMC is responsible for doing the work.  The Incubator is
  simply the repository of the needed information.  Once a PMC directly
  checks-in a filled-out short form, everything is done.
  All PMCs must handle incoming code in this way.  Any code that was
  developed outside of the ASF SVN/CVS repository must be processed like
  this, even if the external developer is an ASF committer.
  What to do to set it up:
  * copy this file and name it <name>.cwiki
  * add a section in incubator/site/projects/index.xml
  * make a snapshot of the source code available for review
  This file should not last long in place before it is moved to the
  successful incubation area.  The sole purpose is to ensure that IP is
  cleared so that the codebase can be merged into CVS.
  For this file (syntax reference is at
  * substitute the XYZ name with the real one
  * fill in the description
  * fill in the work items
  When a work item is done, place the date in the supplied space.
  ''On the first edit of this file, please delete this notice.''
  {{{ -----8-<---- cut here -------8-<---- cut here -------8-<---- cut here -------8-<----
  !!! XYZ Codebase IP Clearance Status
  !!! Description
  Describe the incoming codebase, including whether it is a large set of
  patches, new functional modules, etc.
  !!! Project info
  * Which PMC will be responsible for the code
  * Into which existing project/module
  '' Completed tasks are shown by the completion date (YYYY-MM-dd). ''
  ! Identify the codebase
  || date || item
  | ....-..-.. | If applicable, make sure that any associated name does not already exist
and check to be sure that the name is not already trademarked for an existing
software product.
  ! Copyright
  || date || item
  | ....-..-.. | Check and make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been
received. It is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the core code, and any
new code produced by the project. 
  | ....-..-.. | Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated
to reflect the new ASF copyright.
  ! Verify distribution rights
  || date || item
  | ....-..-.. | Check that all active committers have a signed CLA on record. 
  | ....-..-.. | Remind active committers that they are responsible for ensuring that a Corporate
CLA is recorded if such is is required to authorize their contributions under their individual
  | ....-..-.. | Check and make sure that for all items included with the distribution that
is not under the Apache license, we have the right to combine with Apache-licensed code and
  | ....-..-.. | Check and make sure that all items depended upon by the project is covered
by one or more of the following approved licenses:  Apache, BSD, Artistic, MIT/X, MIT/W3C,
MPL 1.1, or something with essentially the same terms.
  Generally, the result of checking off these items will be a Software Grant, CLA, and Corporate
CLA for ASF licensed code, which must have no dependencies upon items whose licenses that
are incompatible with the Apache License.
  ! Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project 
  * Has the receiving PMC voted to accept it?

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