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From Matthieu Riou <>
Subject Re: Champion needed for new workflow project proposal
Date Mon, 02 Mar 2009 22:49:08 GMT
On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 2:28 PM, Janne Jalkanen <>wrote:

> I don't mind championing you but as mentioned by others, there will be
>> several hurdles to overcome. To change the license, you will have to get
>> an
>> agreement from everybody who ever contributed a patch to the source you
>> plan
>> to incubate, even for a minor bug fix. I don't know how painful that would
>> be in your case.
> IANAL, but why would you need a CLA for a minor bug fix or small patch? For
> copyright to form, the item needs to be long and complex enough to be
> recognized as original - a few lines don't a copyrighted work make.

Right, I probably pushed that exaggeration to make a point a little too


> With JSPWiki, we took CLAs from major contributors (of which there were
> over 20, that was quite a job) when they were identifiable, and rewrote the
> sections which didn't have an identifiable author or for which CLA could not
> be obtained.
> /Janne
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