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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: CCLA's and SGA's
Date Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:08:46 GMT
These are all different vehicles for different things.

The SGA is basically a formal code-donation to the ASF. It
provides deep IP provenance.

A CCLA is a document that sez that a company is aware that its
employee(s) is/are working on Apache projects and that they
(the company) is OK with that. Usually this is in direct response
to those employee agreements that claim that any IP created
by an employee (at any time) is the property of the employer.
A CCLA is not usually required, but if it is, it's up to the
employer to determine when/if it is.

An iCLA is required once someone gets commit privs and provides
a belts-and-braces provenance history, ensuring that all code
that comes into Apache has history and can be included.

NOTE: Apache only accepts voluntary code donations; no matter
what the license, if the copyright holder does not want the
code to be included in Apache projects, Apache will honor that
request. So the above agreements also align with that policy.

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