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From ru...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1723628 - /infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext
Date Thu, 07 Jan 2016 21:23:41 GMT
Author: rubys
Date: Thu Jan  7 21:23:41 2016
New Revision: 1723628

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1723628&view=rev
Add Bill's text to the FAQ


Modified: infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext?rev=1723628&r1=1723627&r2=1723628&view=diff
--- infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext (original)
+++ infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext Thu Jan  7 21:23:41 2016
@@ -361,3 +361,28 @@ You may include these header files - XSU
+##Are contributors required to sign a CCLA?
+Only if their employment situation necessitates that a CCLA be signed.
+See section 4 of the ICLA for details.
+Committers must sign an ICLA.  They make an individual claim that the code that
+they contribute is their's to license.  Reviewing their CLA against their
+employer's ownership interests, applicable state and national law, and specific
+aspects of their employment contract and business policies will reveal that
+they can or cannot make that claim regarding any particular commit to whichever
+particular project they are committing in.
+The CCLA is a backup document that the committer/ICLA signer may use to 
+eliminate all of the ambiguity between all these conflicting laws, contracts,
+policies and job assignments.  We've never required it, many committers
+are confident of their individual representations under the CLA, many other
+committers find it reassuring that their company has backed up their own
+CLA with this umbrella document.
+It is the ICLA signatory's call if it is required, but it isn't exactly an easy
+call for many committers employed in the IT/Software industry.
+Finally, see section 8 of the ICLA, which requires signers to notify the
+Foundation when their status changes in ways that may require this to
+be reassessed.

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