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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: Accepting patches in a podling
Date Tue, 14 Sep 2010 01:43:09 GMT
So each patch /must/ go via JIRA and get some checkbox filled?
Seriously?

1. Over at Subversion, the practice has been to just say thankyou and
commit the patches.  A few times, with large-scale contributions (eg:
someone sent us an SQL backend), we have required filing an ICLA first
--- but that has been needed VERY rarely. 

2. So patch submitters get sent to JIRA just so they can /fill a
checkbox/?  Never mind what the license says about submissions to the
mailing lists, why not simply ask them to write

	"I license the patch attached herewith under the Apache License, version 2.0" 

at the top of their email?  That's much less effort for them than filing
a JIRA.  And imposing less work on patch submitters is Good.

Benson Margulies wrote on Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 20:58:06 -0400:
> All patches should be attached to JIRAs with the 'grant' checkbox checked.
> Only if they are large do you then have to contemplate asking for a CLA and
> going through the clearance process. Or so I understand it.
> 
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 8:55 PM, David Lutterkort <lutter@redhat.com> wrote:
> 
> > What is the offical process for accepting patches from non-comitters in
> > a podling ? Is it enough to insist that contributors that are not
> > committers have a CLA on file or do I also have to make them file each
> > patch in jira ?
> >
> > David
> >
> >
> >
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