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From eduardo pelegri-llopart <pele...@calterra.com>
Subject Re: Experience with Contribution Agreements
Date Wed, 16 Feb 2011 18:18:43 GMT
Perfect.  Thanks.  It's always very useful to be able to borrow best
practices from other communities.

  - eduard/o

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 5:30 AM, Matthias Wessendorf <matzew@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi Eduardo,
>
> there is a list of committers (they have all submitted the ICLA) and
> the page also contains the contributors (non-committers),
> that signed the individual CLA:
> http://people.apache.org/committer-index.html
>
> (search for "Persons with signed CLAs but are not committers")
>
> HTH,
> Matthias
>
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 5:12 AM, eduardo pelegri-llopart
> <pelegri@calterra.com> wrote:
>> Hi Craig!
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 5:24 PM, Craig L Russell
>> <craig.russell@oracle.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Eduardo,
>>>
>>> Well, I remember you from Sun. ;-)
>>
>> :-)
>>
>>> I think the situation isn't well-understood. Once you sign the ICLA, your
>>> contributions are covered. If you don't want future contributions to be
>>> covered by the agreement, don't contribute any more.
>>
>>> If you have a test case for a bug you submit, and don't want the test case
>>> to become part of your contribution, there's a tick box on the bug report
>>> that says "this is not a contribution".
>>
>> Didn't know about that tick box; seems a good idea.
>>
>>> What is the situation that you need covered?
>>
>> I can think of two cases.  One is an unintentional contribution.  This
>> seems covered by the ASF ICLA clause about "intentionally submitted",
>> which is not present in Sun's SCA.  The other is more of a "statement"
>> where the individual might want to indicate that it no longer is
>> supportive of the institution, but there are other ways to do that.
>>
>> BTW, is there a public list of everybody that has signed an ICLA/CCLA?
>>  Something like Sun's [4].
>>
>> [4] http://sca.java.net/CA_signatories.htm
>>
>> For completeness, the current version of Oracle's CA is OCA 1.6 [5].
>> I believe it is the same as SCA 1.5, with s/Sun/Oracle/, but not 100%
>> sure.  It has several clauses not in the ICLA, including one specific
>> to commercial entities indicates "Any contribution we make available
>> under any license will also be made available under a suitable FSF
>> (Free Software Foundation) or OSI (Open Source Initiative) approved
>> license."  - that, of course, would not apply to ASF.
>>
>> [5] http://oss.oracle.com/oca.pdf
>>
>>  - eduard/o
>>
>>>> [1]http://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.txt
>>>> [2]http://oss.oracle.com/oca-1.3.pdf
>>>> [3]http://oss.oracle.com/oca-1.4.pdf
>>
>
>
>
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> Matthias Wessendorf
>
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