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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: ICLA needed for all contributions? (Fwd: Contributions policy for those with no ICLA)
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:22:29 GMT
On 16 February 2012 13:17, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Taking this to legal-discuss@ to confirm my assumption (as shown
> below) that an ICLA is only *required* for commit access, not for all
> contributions.

Clipping on the below mail is judicious, my original statement was for
contributions containing *significant* IP not *all*

The citation would be recent discussion on this list.

Ross

>
> There seems to be some confusion about this point, so it would be nice
> if either my assumption is confirmed or the text in [1] fixed.
>
> [1] http://www.apache.org/licenses/#clas
>
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 12:25 PM
> Subject: Re: Contributions policy for those with no ICLA
> To: callback-dev@incubator.apache.org
>
>
> Hi,
>
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 11:45 AM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org> wrote:
>> [ASIDE many people in the ASF argue that the contribution under the
>> Apache License is sufficient, this is not the forum for this
>> discussion, current policy is that an ICLA is required - the forum to
>> seek policy change is legal-discuss@a.o]
>
> Citation needed.
>
> The current policy as described in [1] explicitly does *not* require
> an ICLA for all contributions. The relevant part is:
>
>    "The ASF desires that all contributors of ideas, code, or documentation
>    to the Apache projects complete, sign, and submit (via postal mail, fax
>    or email) an Individual Contributor License Agreement (CLA) [PDF form].
>    The purpose of this agreement is to clearly define the terms under which
>    intellectual property has been contributed to the ASF and thereby allow
>    us to defend the project should there be a legal dispute regarding the
>    software at some future time. A signed CLA is required to be on file
>    before an individual is given commit rights to an ASF project."
>
> Note the use of "desires" instead of "requires" here. A CLA is only
> "required" before direct commit access can be given.
>
> PS. Sorry that we're giving mixed signals as mentors here. When
> something like that happens, the best solution is to look up the
> authoritative text on www.apache.org.
>
> [1] http://www.apache.org/licenses/#clas
>
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>
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Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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