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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Short form IP clearance
Date Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:08:23 GMT
On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 8:03 AM Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 7:55 AM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
> wrote:
> > So.... basically if someone attaches a patch to a JIRA, which becomes
> part
> > of our public mailing lists, we're good?
>
> If that code was all that poster's original work, not previously
> published elsewhere (particularly under a different license), then
> that's fine.
>
> If that code was previously developed elsewhere, had multiple
> contributors, and made available (particularly under a different
> license), then no.
>
> I'll also note that the goal of IP Clearance isn't to disallow such
> contributions, it is merely to make sure that we capture all of the
> relevant history (IP provenance) for posterity.
>


So then probably the more concise form is "the work was first developed as
a part of the ASF and not elsewhere."

A cursory read makes it sound partially like external contributions require
IP Clearance, but having this note makes it clearer.


>
> > Would github PR's fall under the same premise, since the contents of
> those
> > mails become public record?
>
> See above.
>
> - Sam Ruby
>
> > On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 7:51 AM Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> >
> >> On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 7:41 AM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
> >> wrote:
> >> > I think probably the better question is "which contributions require
> IP
> >> > Clearance"?
> >>
> >> "Any code that was developed outside of the ASF SVN repository and our
> >> public mailing lists must be processed like this, even if the external
> >> developer is already an ASF committer."
> >>
> >> Source: http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/
> >>
> >> At a minimum, the word "SVN" should be removed.  Any other changes
> >> people feel are necessary?
> >>
> >> - Sam Ruby
> >>
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