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From "Richard S. Hall" <>
Subject Re: IP clearance for contributed code
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2008 02:02:31 GMT
Kevan Miller wrote:
> On Jan 24, 2008, at 10:02 AM, Richard S. Hall wrote:
>> Kevan Miller wrote:
>>> On Jan 24, 2008, at 4:40 AM, Trustin Lee wrote:
>>>> Hi Richard,
>>>> IIUC, yes, the owner of the donated code needs to update the source
>>>> code.  Probably you could send some patch to him and he could apply
>>>> the patch.  When I import AsyncWeb, I just did it by myself because I
>>>> was a committer of the project.
>>> Section 1. of 
>>> addresses this case...
>> Cool. So, what form can written approval take? Is it sufficient for 
>> him to say "yes" on the JIRA issue on which he has attached the 
>> donated code? If not, I guess I will just ask he to resubmit the 
>> modified code.
> Well, IANAL ;-), but I don't think the "Grant license to ASF..." 
> button gives you permission to remove the copyright. In the past, I've 
> asked the the patch provider to remove the copyright and resubmit the 
> patch. I think that's the best (and easiest).

I wasn't referring to the "button"...I was referring to whether it would 
be acceptable for him to give "written approval" as a JIRA comment. 
Regardless, you are probably correct that it is easier to have him 
modify it. :-)

-> richard

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