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From "P. Taylor Goetz" <>
Subject Re: [MENTORS] ICLA for non-committer contributions
Date Fri, 27 Jan 2017 21:46:17 GMT
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. 


> On Jan 27, 2017, at 4:36 PM, Casey Stella <> 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,
> requires only that we attribute appropriately to form a legal papertrail
> via the git history.  Also, this discussion (
> seems to
> indicate that they are not required.
> On the other hand, 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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