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From Chris Howe <cjhowe76...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Making a non ASF project, ASF friendly
Date Sun, 07 Jan 2007 16:21:22 GMT

--- robert burrell donkin
<robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1/6/07, Chris Howe <cjhowe76013@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> <snip>
> 
> > Scenario:
> > A project (Project A) is set up on Source Forge by
> > individuals as the only legal entities.  Project A
> is
> > setup under the Apache License V2.  What would
> Project
> > A need to do beforehand to ensure that all code
> > committed to Project A's SVN is available for an
> > existing ASF project to incorporate into it's code
> > base in  the following scenarios:
> >
> > 1) ASF committer incorporates code from Project A
> > directly into the ASF project
> > 2) Member of Project A submits a patch file to the
> > JIRA of the ASF project
> > 3) Non Member of Project A submits patch file from
> > Project A to the JIRA of the ASF project.
> 
> IANAL
> 
> (trying to tie together what others have said)
> 
> any code which is not originally created for apache
> by a contributor
> needs to be cleared through the incubator. this
> usually means a
> software grant.
> 
> i'm not sure that membership of the project is
> relevant: what matters
> is copyright ownership (or at least the right to
> sign a software
> grant). so,
> 
> 1 code is imported by a committer without a software
> grant
> 2 the copyright owner grants apache the required
> license to the code
> 3 mistakenly a contributor submits a patch to which
> they do not have
> the required license
> 
> importing source without a software grant is a PITA.
> given compatible
> licensing, it's probably better not to fork the
> source and use a
> binary dependency. only apache projects can safely
> use the current
> license header. when imported the source, this
> header and copyright
> information *must* be preserved. the contents of the
> NOTICE also need
> to be preserved.
> 
> software grants are much better for apache. this
> makes everything much easier.
> 
> one approach would be for you to collect the
> required permissions from
> the contributors to the project as you go along:
> just ask people to
> FAX you (needs to be a hard copy) the required
> documents. you'd then
> have permission for any work to be imported via a
> software grant.
> 
> if this sounds like a good approach, i'll try to set
> some wheels in motion...
> 
> - robert

That sounds like a fine approach.  Would I need to
make a software grant to the ASF for every
contribution or is it possible to draft an agreement
that makes all future contributions included?
Thanks,
Chris

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