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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: IP Clearance Process For New Podlings
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2008 23:45:21 GMT
Hi Robert,

On Feb 4, 2008, at 2:25 PM, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:

> i think i understand the general process for importing code into the
> ASF but i'm a little hazy about the way that code arrives when a new
> podling is started based on external code. i need to understand the
> process better before trying to document it. here are some initial
> questions:
> 1 is a software grant (when moving from existing volunteer project) or
> CCLA (when commercial closed source) required, or will CLAs suffice?

A software grant is always nice to have and is required if the author  
isn't coming into the podling.

A CLA is needed if the author is coming on board. Once on board,  
attach the code in question to a JIRA  and import it.
> 2 does every contributor need to be tracked down and asked to sign the
> grant/CLA (when moving from existing volunteer project)?

You bet. It's called provenance.
> 3 what records need to be kept?

The grant is recorded in the incubator site under

  once the secretary receives it and scans it.
> 4 does all the paperwork need to be in place before anything is  
> checked in?

No, but it has to be in place before a release is prepared.

> - robert
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Craig Russell
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