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From Tim Williams <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Isis
Date Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:57:02 GMT
On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 7:39 AM, Mohammad Nour El-Din
<> wrote:
> Hi Tim...
>   From this link - -
> project details section, it is stated that the code of this project is
> licensed under (Apache License v2.0), and hence it is the
> responsibility of the person who contributed any code to the project
> to understand that his/her contribution is going to be under the same
> license as long as it is committed as a patch to source code of
> project they contributed to, just like what happens from contributors
> contributing code to different Apache projects. I hope this can reply
> your question ? :)

Short answer is that I am not totally sure - I just saw that there
were clearly other sources for the code other than the two parties
mentioned and so I thought that should be highlighted in the IP
Clearance section.  The question, AIUI, isn't about the license of the
code being patched, it's the granting of the code in the patch itself.
 We ask contributors to either submit an ICLA or check the "Grant for
inclusion..." checkbox in JIRA.  I don't have a lot of Incubator
experience so I'll defer on this one, it just caught my eye - my own
understanding is that contributors would need to be tracked down[1].


[1] -

> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 11:26 AM, Tim Williams <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 1:12 PM, Dan Haywood <> wrote:
>>>  I'd like to formally propose a new project for the incubator, Apache Isis.
>> ... snipped....
>>> == Source and IP Submission Plan ==
>>> As mentioned earlier, the NO framework is ASLv2 but copyright belongs to
>>> Naked Objects Group Ltd. NOGL is happy to donate the relevant rights to
>>> Apache, while Dan is also happy to donate the various sister projects that
>>> he has written. Having a single legal entity - ASF - owning the relevant
>>> rights to all this software would be very desirable.
>> Your proposal caused me to poke around the NO site and the first forum
>> topic I came upon[1] had someone providing a [simple] patch.  This has
>> me curious about the code provenance.  Assuming this isn't the only
>> one, could you say something about getting clearance from outside
>> contributors?  At least, it seems to me that it could be slightly more
>> complicated than the two parties you mention above.
>> Thanks,
>> --tim
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