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Subject [CONF] Apache Community > Changes integrate the forums into the AOOo project
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2011 15:06:00 GMT
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Comment added by Christian Grobmeier:

Good point.

But at least mailinglist users who are not committers (and who respond to questions too) are
not required to sign ICLA. I would say this is true for "standard" message board posters.

Only if you want to give them more rights, you would require an ICLA. In mailinglist example,
only committers can become mailinglist moderators. I think we should make this similar.

In any case, after we have found an agreement we should ask somebody who really knows about
this ICLA stuff - legal-discuss. But lets agree on "committers need to sign ICLA at least"
first. Then lets ask legal on the contributors of the forum. Just to be safe

OK for you?

In reply to a comment 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.

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