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From Billie Rinaldi <bil...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [MENTORS] ICLA for non-committer contributions
Date Fri, 27 Jan 2017 21:56:16 GMT
Correct, ICLAs are not required for contributors. If you look at the terms
of the Apache license, under section 5. Submission of Contributions, it
says that Contributions are under the same license unless you explicitly
state otherwise. "Contribution" is also well defined in the license.
http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 1:46 PM, P. Taylor Goetz <ptgoetz@gmail.com> wrote:

> While it certainly doesn’t hurt to have one, it’s not strictly required.
> It *is* required for committers though.
>
> When you merge a pull request, the authorship information is maintained.
> Just make sure you don’t squash other people’s commits.
>
> -Taylor
>
> > On Jan 27, 2017, at 4:36 PM, Casey Stella <cestella@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Mentors,
> >
> > I was wondering if you could help me settle a question.  What is the
> ASF's
> > stance on ICLAs for non-committer contributions?  Are they required?
> >
> > On the one hand, https://www.apache.org/dev/committers.html#applying-
> patches
> > requires only that we attribute appropriately to form a legal papertrail
> > via the git history.  Also, this discussion (
> > http://marc.info/?l=incubator-general&m=142175320215392&w=2) seems to
> > indicate that they are not required.
> >
> > On the other hand, http://www.apache.org/licenses/#clas indicates that
> the
> > ASF "desires" ICLAs for contribution.  I also see some projects requiring
> > them (i.e. flink and brooklyn) of contributors.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for the clarification!
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Casey
>
>

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