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From Daniel Kulp <dk...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Software grant for CXF
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2007 13:32:09 GMT

Thanks Robert,

I finally managed to prod one of our mentors into getting the grant form 
added to:
http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/
We'll start the rest of the steps now that that has been done and we can 
start filling in the check box dates and such.

Thanks!
Dan



On Wednesday 25 July 2007 15:19, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> On 7/25/07, Daniel Kulp <dkulp@apache.org> wrote:
> > Robert,
> >
> > On Wednesday 25 July 2007 13:48, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> > > > The question is how to get it into CXF.   The thought was that
> > > > this would basically be a software grant
> > > > (http://www.apache.org/licenses/#grants) which is the direction
> > > > Benson has started going (getting the CLA and grant forms
> > > > approved by their lawyers and such).
> > >
> > > a software grant sounds like the way to go
> >
> > ....
> >
> > > in this case, though, the project accepting the grant is also the
> > > incubator so this complicates things just a little. the actual
> > > processing needs to be done by a member or officer. create a patch
> > > in JIRA containing the appropriate completed template then ask a
> > > member (for example, an appropriate mentor or ask for a volunteer
> > > here) to commit it here and post the appropriate notice.
> >
> > Pardon me for being daft...   This is the first time I've really had
> > to work through a software grant.....
>
> not a problem
>
> > The software-grant.txt file requires a signature.   Thus, I assume
> > that requires it to be faxed in and cannot just be attached to a
> > JIRA. Would that go to the same fax number as the CLA's?   If not,
> > is there a better fax number?
>
> the first job is to complete the software grant. the signature on the
> grant needs to match the artifact that will be initially dropped into
> subversion (so that a copy exists). this is sent by the person making
> the grant to the apache secretary (through one of the approved means).
>
> the second job is to complete the IP clearance form so that a public
> record exists of the grant. usually, this will usually be done by the
> chair of the project (or occasionally, by a member).
>
> however, since this is the incubator the chair shouldn't really take
> the lead. someone in the podling needs to complete the IP clearance
> form and create an incubator JIRA containing it then ask a member to
> submit it.
>
> - robert
>
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