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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: Request for advice on code donation
Date Thu, 14 Jan 2016 20:33:42 GMT

jbnote is the unresponsive party in question. There are a modest number 
of commits and changes from him.

Alex -- that's the thing. Aside from a "I'll get you a CCLA from my 
employer" 2 months ago, I haven't heard anything from this fellow.

Ted Dunning wrote:
> How big are the contributions in question?
> On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 11:37 AM, Alex Harui<>  wrote:
>> Looks like the repo was placed under the Apache License long before this
>> individual contributed.  So, IMO, if you are convinced this individual and
>> his employer knew his contributions were placed under the Apache License
>> you could gamble and accept his contributions.  If you get an objection
>> later, you can delete and re-implement the contributions.
>> My 2 cents,
>> -Alex
>> On 1/14/16, 10:45 AM, "Josh Elser"<>  wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> (with my podling member hat on)
>>> We have a bit of a problem over in Slider with a code donation. Full
>>> details can be found at
>>> In short, an app-package (a modular chunk of code that Slider runs on
>>> Apache Hadoop's YARN ) for Kafka was offered to be included in Slider.
>>> Slider would love to accept it. We've gotten IP clearance from all but
>>> one party who contributed to it.
>>> To the best of my knowledge, this individual contributed code to this
>>> Kafka app-package and his company could also lay claim to his
>>> contribution. He already had an ICLA on file, but no CCLA from his
>>> company.
>>> Two months later, multiple pings on JIRA and even a personal email, this
>>> person seems to be AWOL. Given my understanding of the rules, we can't
>>> proceed because we don't have the ability to prove all potential
>>> previous ownership of this codebase has been granted to the ASF.
>>> Any advice on how we could try to move this forward?
>>> Thanks.
>>> - Josh
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