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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@gbiv.com>
Subject Re: Committers' hobby projects
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:09:59 GMT
On Feb 27, 2012, at 7:37 AM, Matt Benson wrote:

> Several times, particularly in the Commons community, this type of
> issue has come up:  To be as concrete as possible, an existing ASF
> committer has a hobby project hosted at github, and decides that the
> project would make a good Commons component.  I assert that one of the
> following is true:
> A.  Because the sole author and copyright holder has an ICLA on file
> he can simply add his code within the established rules of the target
> TLP, presuming he has the necessary commit karma.
> B.  Because the code has "seen the light of day" outside the ASF a
> software grant must be filed.
> Which is it?



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