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From Niall Pemberton <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: PodlingIP Clearance for Additional Code Donations
Date Wed, 20 Jan 2016 04:59:28 GMT
On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 4:43 AM, Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org>
wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 8:30 PM, Niall Pemberton
> <niall.pemberton@gmail.com> wrote:
> > The process for accept a podling and the initial code base is pretty
> clear,
> > since it undergoes an IPMC vote.
> >
> > But what happens when there are additional chunks of code donated during
> > incubation? Is that OK under the original IPMC vote and the grant just
> > needs recording with the secretary or should the podling follow the PMC
> ip
> > clearance process[1].
> >
> > Seems strange to just see an email to the secretary and announcement that
> > the code is in the repository.
>
> I think you're confusing two things here (which is easy mistake to make
> since
> these two are conflated during the podling entering incubation). The two
> things
> being:
>    1. code being donated by a company to a podling
>    2. code being *incorporated* into a project
>
> #1 is an act that a company is performing it needs no permission from
> anybody
> to decide that *it* wants to donate code to project $FOO. Just like you,
> Mr.
> Individual contributor, need no permission from anybody to attach a patch
> to
> a JIRA. The only requirement here is for anybody who's [non trivial]
> amounts
> of code is to have the rights to do so and communicate intent clearly
> (that's
> why we have ICLAs for individual committers and SGAs for corporations).
>
> #2 is an act of a community. The community, as a whole, takes a look at the
> code that has been offered and collectively decides what to do with it.
>
> #1 and #2 are completely independent. In fact, as part of #2 the community
> evaluated the code not only based on its technical merits, but also based
> on
> the IP hygiene, etc.
>
> IPMC is NOT involved in neither of those. Mentors are involved in helping
> community make the right choice about #2.
>

I am asking what the process should be for a podling accepting further
donations of code. Seems to me they should be following the normal IP
process that a PMC would.

Niall



>
> Thanks,
> Roman.
>
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