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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Question about handling external updates to contributed files
Date Thu, 31 Jul 2008 02:42:14 GMT
Sam Ruby wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 6:05 PM, Jean T. Anderson <jta@apache.org> wrote:
>   
>> rats, my post is crossing with Rick's titled "blanket software grant". Feel
>> free to respond to his.
>>     
>
> Others have responded to Rick's question, but let me add something to yours:
>
>   
>> -jean
>>
>> Jean T. Anderson wrote:
>>     
>>>       
<snip />
>>> We're trying to avoid a situation that might look like commit-by-proxy.
>>>       
>
> http://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.txt, section 4, explicitly allows
> for what you are calling commit-by-proxy; while simultaneously
> encouraging employees to talk to their employer.  Should the employer
> feel that they may have a claim on the contribution, a CCLA would make
> sense.
>
>   
Thanks for the clarification, Sam. I mostly hear negative views of 
commit by proxy. :-) It's good to have a positive viewpoint highlighted.

In other words, used with judicious care, it can be perfectly fine.


 -jean
>>> thanks,
>>>
>>> -jean
>>>       
>
> - Sam Ruby
>
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