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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: When is an ICLA needed?
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:54:04 GMT
On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 1:40 PM, Branko ─îibej <> wrote:
> On 20.01.2015 17:16, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) wrote:
>> I agree with Bertrand. Note whoever commits the patch is doing so under their ICLA.
> Really? That can't be right: one can't become the author of a change
> (and therefore can't license it to the ASF) merely by having committed
> it. That's why we require an audit trail to the original author, right?

It has to be 'right', but you're reading too much into Ross' remark.
When you signed the ICLA, you agreed to abide by its terms. That
doesn't make you the author of everything you commit.

>>  In other words if someone feels it does not contain significant IP then they can
>> Paperwork is a barrier to entry which is simply not necessary for trivial contributions.
> That's a different matter, and I agree.
> -- Brane
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