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From Steve Poole <spoole...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Code contribution to ASF - What are the minimum actions
Date Thu, 29 Jan 2009 13:35:28 GMT
On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 8:20 AM, ant elder <ant.elder@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org>wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 3:01 PM, Steve Poole <spoole167@googlemail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Hi All,   I'm a committer on the new Incubator project  Kato and I also
>> work
>> > for IBM.    I'm working out the list of changes that IBM needs to
>> perform on
>> > the codebase that will be contributed to Apache to seed this project.
>> I've
>> > had various suggestions from  Apache members and mentors but I can't
>> find a
>> > definitive list that describes the least that needs to happen before any
>> > code is fit to be contributed.
>>
>> There is no "definite list", since the Incubator exist to 'remove
>> legal problems' before the codebase see the day of light as a release.
>> An unencumbered codebase is of course preferred, and if you can manage
>> that prior to contribution, then even better.
>>
>>
> That seems a good pragmatic approach to me. As its a new poddling the
> contributors aren't going to be familiar with all the ASF requirements so
> the initial code doesn't need to be fully compliant and that doesn't matter
> as the Incubator will sort it out before any releases or graduation. There
> is going to be a software grant and CCLA so there wont be any problem
> getting an authorised person to make any needed changes.
>
> So that initial suugestion of whats required at minimum looks ok to me, if
> more work is done before contributing to fix license/copyrights etc thats
> fine too.
>
>    ...ant
>

Cool.  Since Ant is one of our mentors  I'm inclined to listen to him :-)
Unless there are further contrary views in the next 24 hrs I'll consider
this question resolved.  Thanks for everyones time.

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