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From Christian Grobmeier <grobme...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r943816 [1/9] - in /logging/log4j/branches/BRANCH_2_0_EXPERIMENTAL/rgoers: ./ log4j12-api/ log4j12-api/src/ log4j12-api/src/main/ log4j12-api/src/main/java/ log4j12-api/src/main/java/org/ log4j12-api/src/main/java/org/apache/ log4j12-
Date Fri, 21 May 2010 09:20:39 GMT
As just replied on the private list, imho this is now clear, is it?
I also think its covered within Ralphs CLA which has been explained to
me in the e-mail Curt has sent to the baord.

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 8:32 AM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:
> In looking at the template again I really don't see how it applies. The
> section under copyright has "Identify name recorded for software grant: the
> name of the grant as record in the grants.txt document so that the grant can
> be easily identified".  There is no software grant for this as it is covered
> under my ICLA.
> Ralph
> On May 17, 2010, at 7:06 PM, Curt Arnold wrote:
> On May 17, 2010, at 9:11 AM, Ralph Goers wrote:
> I haven't dug into it, but I think the submission may require IP clearance
> through the incubator (http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/index.html).
>  The sentence would appear to apply:
> 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.
> And the paragraph above that says "From time to time, an external codebase
> is brought into the ASF that is not a separate incubating project but still
> represents a substantial contribution that was not developed within the
> ASF's source control system and on our public mailing lists."
> All code developed at the ASF is developed off-list and then committed so by
> the logic of using only the message you quoted almost all code would have to
> go through the incubator unless the code was sent to the mailing list first.
> Obviously, that makes no sense. Taking that one sentence by itself would
> imply that when a new Appender is written and committed to Jira that it
> would need to go through the incubator as well.
> I've looked at the template. It is appears to be for code that "lived"
> outside of the ASF for some time, either as a separate project or was
> somehow visible to other people before being contributed.  The code in
> question is not an "external codebase" because it was developed solely for
> the purpose of being committed to Log4j for experimentation and discussion.
>  Whether it makes it into something that is ever released is for the
> community to determine.
> Ralph
> My take is that there is a poorly defined threshold of off-list-ness at
> which IP clearance is warranted like there is a threshold at which an ICLA
> is warranted.  An ICLA is always desirable but there is a threshold which
> the implied grant in the ASL lets you sleep at night.  Can bounce it off
> incubator@ to get a clarification of when it comes into play, but I don't
> think it is clear that it does not need one.
> Is there a revision history in a personal SVN, Git, etc?  If so, could you
> dump it and attach it to a bug report?
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