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From "Adam Lally" <ala...@alum.rpi.edu>
Subject When is an ICLA required (was Re: [jira] Commented: (UIMA-616) Ecore2UimaTypeSystem makes unjustified assumptions about URIs)
Date Mon, 12 Nov 2007 14:45:47 GMT
> Thilo Goetz commented on UIMA-616:
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>
> We don't need an ICLA for that small a change.  However, if you think you might continue
to make contributions (which I hope you do), it would be good to file an ICLA.  They take
a little bit to register, so the sooner the better.
>

I'm not arguing with your point of view, but how does one decide
whether an ICLA is needed?  Our webpage says:

>We require every contributor to fill out the standard Apache
Individual Contributors License Agreement.
>Exception - very small contributions such as fixing spelling errors,
where the content is small enough to not be considered intellectual
property, can be submitted by a contributor as a patch, without an
ICLA on file for that contributor.

Maybe we should change "fixing spelling errors" to something more
descriptive - whatever that is?  Currently I have no good idea of
what's intended here.

-Adam

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