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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Accepting patches in a podling
Date Tue, 14 Sep 2010 01:49:57 GMT
He says should, not must.  Mailing lists are contribution
mechanisms as well (per the license), so patches submitted
there which aren't marked "Not a contribution" are acceptable.
Jira's checkbox is the belt and suspenders approach.



----- Original Message ----
> From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Mon, September 13, 2010 9:43:09 PM
> Subject: Re: Accepting patches in a podling
> 
> 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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