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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: When is an ICLA needed?
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:56:04 GMT
On Tue Jan 20 2015 at 1:54:32 PM Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 1:40 PM, Branko ─îibej <brane@apache.org> 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.
>

No, but it makes it odd when you start merging github pull requests.  The
original author is the one shown.

John

>
> >
> >>  In other words if someone feels it does not contain significant IP
> then they can commit.
> >>
> >> 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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