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From Chris Burroughs <chris.burrou...@gmail.com>
Subject ICLA / CCLA clarification
Date Wed, 29 Jun 2011 18:00:40 GMT
There are several variations of language used to describe the
relationship between an individual and corporate CLA.  As far as I can
tell the Agreements themselves do not address their relationship.  Is it
required that an ICLA be signed if all of an individual's contributions
are covered by a CCLA?  Is there a document that explicitly addresses
that case?

(1) and (2) can be read either way (in particular (2) says *CLA*, not
ICLA).  (3) is an Incubator guide that is explicit that an ICLA is
required. (4) and (6) are TLPs explicitly saying that an ICLA is
required. (5) is a TLP explicitly stating that a CCLA alone is sufficient.

 (1) "Note that a Corporate CLA does not remove the need for every
developer to sign their own CLA as an individual, to cover any of their
contributions which are not owned by the corporation signing the CCLA."

(2) "The very first thing you *need* to do is to complete and submit a
Contributor License Agreement (CLA).... Note that you *may* need to hold
discussions with your employer before signing the agreement. Your
employer might even need to provide a Corporate CLA - determining that
is your responsibility."  (emphasis added)

(3) "Remind the developers to send their *ICLA* according to standard
procedure. See notes about that and the rest of account creation
procedures, in the normal PMC documentation." (emphasis added)

(4) "Each committer is required to complete a standard Apache Individual
Contributor License Agreement...     We encourage every committer, if
appropriate, to have their employer execute a Apache Corporate
Contributor License Agreement. Note that this is recommended, but not
required." http://uima.apache.org/contribution-policy.html

(5) "Any developer wishing to contribute a new feature to Xerces must
*either* sign: a) If contributing as an individual, sign the "Individual
Contributor License Agreement (CLA)"... b) If making the contribution as
part of their employment responsibilities, sign the "Corporate CLA
(CCLA)" http://xerces.apache.org/charter.html#CONTRIBUTORS

(6) "Part VI :  ICLA
   1. Please execute a Individual Contributor License Agreement (ICLA).
   [ ] Yes, I have executed an ICLA" (only option)

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