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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <>
Subject Re: Q: ip-clearance step 5
Date Mon, 19 May 2008 12:40:49 GMT
On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 1:11 AM, Roy T. Fielding <> wrote:
> On May 18, 2008, at 6:52 AM, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
>> apache needs a record of the checksummed artifact. this is likely to
>> be the zipped code.
> FTR, Apache only needs this if there is no other way to map the
> contribution to the contributor.  The easiest way to map them is
> to have the contributor (or their employee) commit the code
> directly to subversion or attached to jira/bugzilla, in which
> case the checksum is unnecessary.

yes: apache just needs a clear method of identifying the contribution
covered by the grant. checksums are one method by which can be
achieved. if the contribution is submitted through an issue tracker or
by subversion then IMHO the URL should suffice.

- robert

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