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From Cliff Schmidt <>
Subject Re: a few steps before approving a project
Date Thu, 01 Sep 2005 18:11:26 GMT
On 9/1/05, Justin Erenkrantz <> wrote:
> --On September 1, 2005 10:50:20 AM -0700 Cliff Schmidt
> <> wrote:
> > If the answer to one or more of the questions was not simply "yes",
> > then there might be another step or two, such as requiring you or your
> > employer to sign and submit a "software grant".  Some folks might say
> > you always have to sign and submit a software grant for all large
> > contributions, but with my Legal Affairs hat on, I'm not aware of why
> > that would be necessary if the answer to all questions above is "yes".
> For code developed on our public mailing lists, then I don't think a
> software grant is warranted; but for works developed wholly outside of the
> ASF, I think it is prudent to have the grant on file.  -- justin

Sure - it certainly doesn't hurt, and I don't care enough to debate
this point when there are so many other fun things to debate these
days.  ;-)  I'll wait to discuss this when (if ever) I hear complaints
that the software grant becomes an burden for committers who aren't
sure when a large patch that includes some old functions they wrote
years ago turns into something requiring a software grant.


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