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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Accepting patches in a podling
Date Thu, 16 Sep 2010 14:14:48 GMT
----- Original Message ----

> From: Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacretaz@apache.org>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Thu, September 16, 2010 7:40:22 AM
> Subject: Re: Accepting patches in a podling
> 
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 1:41 AM, Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com> 
>wrote:
> >  ...It takes about two minutes to make a JIRA. If
> > the contributor can't  spare those two minutes, how are they having time to
> > make a patch at  all?...
> 
> > ...Perhaps this is because I'm accustomed, at both my day  job and on 
several
> > Apache projects, to seeing JIRA as the central  organizing tool of 
everything
> > that gets done. If there isn't a JIRA, it  doesn't exist...
> 
> I think that's the key in this discussion: if a project  considers JIRA
> their central organizing tool, it's fine to require patches to  go
> there.
> 
> If another project prefers patches on the dev list, that  also works,
> though JIRA helps make the "intentional contribution" bit  more
> explicit.
> 
> In both cases, authors of "substantial contributions"  (whatever that
> means) need to  have an iCLA on  file.

It means "independently copyrightable".


      

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