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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: Request for advice on code donation
Date Fri, 15 Jan 2016 05:15:16 GMT
Exactly ... just bring the work into the ASF under its ALv2 license. You
don't need permission from (all) contributors to use the software under
that license. That's *why* we have licenses!

Rewriting the headers is a little trickier, though. I'd suggest a two step

1) bring in the code, but don't (yet) touch any of the license/copyright
headers in there
2) ask legal-discuss what to do with the headers


ps. I'd think: for any file jbnote touched, keep/push the existing header
down and prepend the standard ASF header; all other untouched files,
replace any header with ours.

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 1:37 PM, 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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