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From Raja Sundaram Ganesan <>
Subject Re: a replacement CONTRIBUTING file
Date Mon, 18 Mar 2019 05:02:13 GMT
The sample is nice one and also I found that many projects doesn't have a
one. Having a one makes things easier to understand. I felt the OpenWhisk
one as nice and simple as well.

On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 7:05 AM Adrian Cole <> wrote:

> Hi, team.
> When working on the next project to export, we have a couple things to
> consider. What, if any, revisions do we want to do to README files
> that predate ASF (ex we have links to things like latest release which
> are auto-generated). Also, what to do about our CONTRIBUTING file.
> I'll focus on this one.
> Every project had a CONTRIBUTING file which was originally originally
> inspired by one I made at Netflix which made mention to the fact that
> you agree to redistribute as ASL and some technical notes. This file
> was actually first published in RxJava I think and I recall a meeting
> with legal mentioning we need something to warn people that it is our
> intention that all change will be redistributed as ASL.
> We now, being apache, probably some of this is implicit. I'm not sure
> what people are doing in general in CONTRIBUTING about redistribution
> etc. I think we can rely on iCLAs and implicit knowledge, but if
> anyone knows an apache project that has a file github can expose about
> that PRs accepted will be redistributed ASL, let me know.
> Here's an example below. Easiest thing, if we don't want to do
> anything interesting, is to change the license header part of it to
> the normal apache one.
> ----
> Contributing to Zipkin
> If you would like to contribute code you can do so through GitHub by
> forking the repository and sending a pull request (on a branch other
> than master or gh-pages).
> When submitting code, please apply Square Code Style.
> If the settings import correctly, CodeStyle/Java will be named Square
> and use 2 space tab and indent, with 4 space continuation indent.
> License
> By contributing your code, you agree to license your contribution
> under the terms of the APLv2:
> All files are released with the Apache 2.0 license.
> If you are adding a new file it should have a header like below. This
> can be automatically added by running ./mvnw
> com.mycila:license-maven-plugin:format.
> /*
>  * Copyright 2017 The OpenZipkin Authors
>  *
>  * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you
> may not use this file except
>  * in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
>  *
>  *
>  *
>  * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
> distributed under the License
>  * is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR
> CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express
>  * or implied. See the License for the specific language governing
> permissions and limitations under
>  * the License.
>  */
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