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From "Roger L. Whitcomb" <Roger.Whitc...@actian.com>
Subject RE: Guidelines for attributed contributions
Date Thu, 30 May 2013 17:13:39 GMT
Thanks, Daniel.  I will let them know and will format the code
accordingly if/when we accept the contributions.

~Roger Whitcomb

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Shahaf [mailto:d.s@daniel.shahaf.name] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 5:57 PM
To: Roger L. Whitcomb
Cc: legal-discuss@apache.org
Subject: Re: Guidelines for attributed contributions

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
> company" statement somewhere, I assume permanently   I'm not sure how
> handle this.  Can someone point me to guidelines?  Does legal need to

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
> 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
> although the "NOTICE" file states that the code was originally
> at VMWare and was donated to the ASF.
> Thanks,
> ~Roger Whitcomb
> Apache Pivot PMC Chair

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