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Subject [CONF] Apache Community > Changes integrate the forums into the AOOo project
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:46:00 GMT
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Comment added by Peter Roelofsen:

I understand all of that, but you seem to forget that all other people who post in the forums
are committers just as well (in a way asking questions is just as important as answering them).
They would have to sign a ICLA too. _And_ you have to collect a post count of 100 or 200 before
you can become a volunteer in the English forum (or be a moderator or admin in an nl forum),
and all of those posts will be of some quality so that they would have to be covered by the
ICLA as well. It's better to handle the protection part in the sign up procedure when a person
registers. Only then will all contributions be covered.
Have to run now.

In reply to a comment by Christian Grobmeier:
Peter, I added your suggestion on contributers vs committers. 


I would like to quote:
"The ASF desires that all contributors of ideas, code, or documentation to the Apache projects
complete, sign, and submit ... an Individual Contributor License Agreement ... The purpose
of this agreement is to clearly define the terms under which intellectual property has been
contributed to the ASF and thereby allow us to defend the project should there be a legal
dispute regarding the software at some future time. A signed CLA is required to be on file
before an individual is given commit rights to an ASF project."

I think it is necessary that people allow the ASF to work with their property. There is no
way round on this, and this is how all organisations (for example Dojo Foundation) are working.

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