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From Josh Elser <josh.el...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Request for advice on code donation
Date Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:21:11 GMT
Thanks, Greg.

I thought the whole point of this part of the process was that we could
assign the copyright from the original contributors to the ASF - the thing
that licenses wouldn't be covering. That's great that this isn't a sticking
point, I'm just honestly a bit confused.
On Jan 15, 2016 12:15 AM, "Greg Stein" <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> process:
>
> 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
>
> Cheers,
> -g
>
> 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 <aharui@adobe.com> 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" <elserj@apache.org> 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
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SLIDER-977
> > >
> > >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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