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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: Guidelines for attributed contributions
Date Thu, 30 May 2013 00:56:36 GMT
Roger L. Whitcomb wrote on Tue, May 28, 2013 at 15:32:35 -0400:
> We have some code potentially being contributed to the Pivot project,
> and they would like to (somehow) attribute the code to the original
> author, something like having a "Developed by so-and-so of such-and-such
> company" statement somewhere, I assume permanently   I'm not sure how to
> handle this.  Can someone point me to guidelines?  Does legal need to be

There should be something on the website about @author tags being
discouraged.  The point is to prevent the impression that a piece of
code is "owned" by a single author / maintainer, though, so "This module
was originally contributed by X to the Y project" should be fine?

(Sorry, no time to dig a link right now.)

> involved at all?  The code consists of some patches to existing files
> and a handful or so of brand new files with all original code.  Is there
> an agreement they should fill out above and beyond the grant of ASF
> rights if they post a patch to JIRA?  AFAIK none of the other code in
> the Pivot project has any such attribution within the body of the code,
> although the "NOTICE" file states that the code was originally developed
> at VMWare and was donated to the ASF.
> Thanks,
> ~Roger Whitcomb
> Apache Pivot PMC Chair

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