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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: How to handle "module" contributions
Date Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:19:18 GMT
The basic idea is that you have to have the right to incorporate the code
and be able to demonstrate that right.

For example #1, you can switch your contributions to ASL2 and be good, but
you may have problems with the contributions of the others unless the
contributions are trivial.

For example #2, it is typically necessary to get a specific grant licensing
the code to Apache.  If the corporate entity were to relicense the code
being donated under ASL2, that would suffice, but a letter indicating
intent to donate would be nice.

Others may have additional opinions so don't assume my answer is definitive.

On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM, P. Taylor Goetz <> wrote:

> My apologies if this has been asked before or is well documented
> somewhere. If it is I couldn't find it.
> What is the process for handling "contrib module" code donations from an
> IP clearance perspective?
> Example #1 (
> An individual (me in this case) wishes to donate code that is licensed
> under the EPL, and has had a few contributions (no CLAs). Is switching to
> Apache v2 license and adding license headers all that would be necessary?
> Example #2 (
> Same story as the previous example, except this time it is a corporate
> entity. The project has transitioned to the Apache license.
> In each case, what is necessary to incorporate the code into an incubator
> project?
> (Sorry for the double post, I hit send accidentally.)
> -Taylor

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