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From Henri Yandell <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] 3 month deadline on CLA item
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2011 05:43:12 GMT
On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 9:46 PM, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> On 2011-08-03, Henri Yandell wrote:
>
>>> Stefan wrote:
>
>>> Currently I'm mentor of a podling where one of the original contributors
>>> who enthusiastically supported the move to the ASF has gone MIA for
>>> several month now without any sort of CLA or grant in sight.  In such a
>>> situation you hope your reminder mails have been lost, there is some
>>> sort of vacation and things will work out.  You wait until you realize
>>> it is time to act because nothing is going to happen.  In such a case
>>> three month get eaten up quickly.
>
>> And resolving this is the #1 priority issue for the project right? :)
>
> It has become so a few weeks ago, yes. 8-)
>
>> [obviously I don't know the details; could be it's a situation where
>> the previous license was fair enough, in which case I'd look to just
>> live with that license and wash my hands of it all :) ].
>
> The previuos license is the Apache License 2.0, this shouldn't pose any
> problem.

I'd push back on needing a grant/CLA. It's a nice-to-have when the
other code is AL 2.0 (or another category A license, but especially AL
2.0); it's not a requirement. If you've done your best, then doc that
and move along. It does mean including that individuals name in the
NOTICE probably.

> In the concrete case much of the code is in "plugins" that can be simply
> removed and/or rewritten.  The latter might be a good way to attract new
> devs.

Sounds unnecessary though :) Again; no context so take me with much salt.

Hen

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