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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [RE-VOTE #3] adoption of mod_combine subproject
Date Wed, 04 Apr 2012 23:36:36 GMT
On 4/4/2012 1:15 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 11:13 AM, William A. Rowe Jr.
> <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
>>
>> Of course, Sam said that legal provided no such guidance.  I shoved this
>> all back to legal-private and said "figure it out, then explain it to us".
> 
> That was on March 2nd.  In that discussion, I said (and on the same day):
> 
>>> In the case where the code in question was created by a single author,
>>> I'm in agreement that an ICLA is all that is needed.
> 
> I even put such text directly into the bug in question:
> 
> https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=52322#c9

THANK YOU!  Sometimes a few works (e.g. "an ICLA is all that is needed")
will make everything clear, and all of us may sometimes read over the
critical phrase.  I'm sorry for overlooking that quote.

I'm not familiar at this point with the www.a.o/dev/... site CMS, but am
happy to adjust that verbage while I am at it once I have time to work out
the details of editing the site.  The most offensive example is the boxed
text on http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/index.html which does /not/
distinguish icla single author contributions (and in fact makes no mention
of the icla at all, how odd).

"Any code that was developed outside of the ASF SVN repository and our public
mailing lists must be processed like this, even if the external developer is
already an ASF committer." is entirely incorrect for these icla-based cases
and this and similar text must be cleaned or expunged."

I haven't performed an exhaustive search yet... things are correct but not very
clear at http://www.apache.org/dev/committers.html

"Applying patches"

"In order to grow and maintain healthy communities, committers need to discuss, review and
apply patches submitted by volunteers. The Committers are also responsible for the quality
and IP clearance of the code that goes into ASF repositories."

It doesn't go on to explain what IP clearance actually is and I'm not
in the right position to write that explanation.

Things are much better at http://www.apache.org/dev/release-publishing.html

"All the source code of the project must be covered by the Apache License, version 2.0.
The license must be included in each source file. For the license to be valid, the code
must have been contributed by an individual covered by an appropriate contributor license
agreement, or have otherwise been licensed to the Foundation and passed through IP
clearance." gets it right.

No edit needed, it says exactly what we've all been saying :)


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