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From "Justin Erenkrantz" <jus...@erenkrantz.com>
Subject Re: IP Clearance Without A Software Grant [WAS Re: [IP CLEARANCE] KeepAliveFilters.zip contribution from Indagon Oy]
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2007 22:59:29 GMT
On 10/17/07, Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> (this is a good example of something that i've been thinking about
> raising for a little while. it arises from some of the analysis i've
> been doing for RAT.)
>
> this doesn't seem to actually track a software grant but a donation
> through JIRA using AL2.0, section 7.
>
> the current IP clearance page
> (http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/index.html) seems to me to
> be targeted at ensuring that software grants are fully documented.
> this is little at odds with:
>
> "Any code that was developed outside of the ASF SVN repository and our
> public mailing lists must be processed like this, even if the external
> developer is already an ASF committer."
>
> IMO this can be read as implying that projects should use the IP
> clearance when committing anything which isn't the original work of a
> committer

That wasn't developed through the mailing lists and through our normal
procedures.  That is, if it was developed externally, then the IP
clearance form is required.

> i'm a little unclear about the role of the incubator
>
> opinions?

The Incubator receives this paperwork on behalf of the ASF.

But, perhaps I'm not clear what your concern is.  -- justin

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