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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Summarizing how we dot the i's
Date Mon, 14 Jul 2008 04:29:49 GMT
The discussion was rekindled in another thread
and is referred to from http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-33

-David

On Tue, Jul 08, 2008, David Crossley wrote:
> On Mar 28 2008 David Crossley wrote:
> > Niall Pemberton wrote:
> > > 
> > > Also Point IV only refers only to JIRA issue tracking. We still have
> > > projects using Bugzilla where AFAIK there is no 'Grant license to ASF"
> > > checkbox - but we still accept contributions that way.
> > 
> > It is my understanding that any contribution, via either
> > mailing list or an issue tracker, is for inclusion unless
> > the originator explicitly says "Not a contribution".
> > 
> > In fact, the LICENSE-2.0 text explicitly says so under
> > the definition of Contribution and goes further. It is
> > dangerous to try to summarise these things.
> > 
> > That Jira checkbox intends to makes it easier for them
> > to specify not a contribution. I find it to be misleading.
> > It should be the other way around, and it should link
> > directly to the definition of contribution. Why do we need
> > a checkbox at all? They can say so in their comment.
> 
> There was no response to this issue, unless it happened in
> a new thread that i missed. Would someone please reply
> to tell me if i am mistaken.
> 
> -David

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