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From Daniel Kulp <>
Subject Re: [QUESTION] How big should a contribution be to require a code grant?
Date Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:38:07 GMT
On Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:14:33 PM Zbarcea Hadrian wrote:
> Sorry to ask here, but this gang has probably the most experience. We have a
> contribution in Camel (not a podling) [1] from an ASF committer: Stephen
> Gargan (sgargan). It is a piece of code that is not usable by itself, it's
> a Camel plugin/component, was ALv2 licensed all along, brings only one
> dependency on another ASF project (zookeeper), all is great. The thing is
> that the patch contains some 50 files, it's not really big, but not small
> either. The question is: should it require a code grant? There were
> components contributed in the past without a code grant, but they were
> smaller. The ASF policy [2] is not very clear on where to draw the line
> between patches and code donations. I'd think a code grant is not necessary
> in this case, but I am curious how wrong I am.

Since Stephen is already an ASF committer, one way to handle it is to have HIM 
commit it to the camel sandbox and thus it would be entered into SVN under his 
own ICLA/CCLA.   Then svn merge it over to trunk.   Definitely make sure it 
references the JIRA as an extra check.


> Advice highly appreciated,
> Hadrian
> [1]
> [2]
Daniel Kulp
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