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From "robert burrell donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to bring code to Apache?
Date Sat, 18 Nov 2006 18:08:55 GMT
On 11/17/06, Jean T. Anderson <jta@bristowhill.com> wrote:
> Henri Yandell wrote:
> > One thing that came out of the board meeting was making sure that the
> > community knew how to bring code into the ASF. What the scenarios are,
> > and what the rules are.
>
> I'm looking at some logistics and have been following what I see other
> ASF projects doing. Are the steps below good for a general list of tasks
> to cover when bringing in code?
>
> 1) Upload the code to a new Jira issue.
> 2) Fax the software grant form to the ASF secretary.
> 3) Call a vote on the dev list to accept the contribution.
> 4) Fill in the IP clearance template and add it to the Incubator repo.
> 5) Announce the contribution to the Incubator PMC. If no issues are
> raised in 72 hours, then the code can be checked into the code repo.

looks good to me

> Now, step 2 (software grant) actually has two options:
>
>  - CCLA Schedule B (http://www.apache.org/licenses/cla-corporate.txt)
>  - Software grant (http://www.apache.org/licenses/software-grant.txt)
>
> Does it matter which option is used? Is the rest of the process the same
> for both?

AIUI it depends on the nature of the grant

the software grant is the basic document

however, if a corporation wants to donate code and wants to continue
to develop the code at apache then it's more convenient to use the
CCLA (filling in the relevant section).

- robert

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