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From Jochen Wiedmann <>
Subject Re: Podling request: Gerrit
Date Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:53:48 GMT
On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 12:51 PM, Ian Maxon <> wrote:

> I guess there's some legal issue I'm ignorant of here then. How would
> one submit a patch, without cloning from the official mirror, and
> hence becoming just as aware of ASF involvement as they would
> otherwise?

The legal issue at hand is that one must reasonably assume that the
contributor offers his patch with an implicit license to the ASF for
distribution under the terms of the ASL 2.

For example, if you add a patch to a Jira issue, then there is a
select box, which allows to express consent to that license grant. By
selecting "yes", the user even provides an explicit license grant, and
we are supposed to ignore the patch, if that isn't provided.

>> Well, for starters: There's a certain degree of integration between
>> Github and the ASF infrastructure. For example, I am reading about
>> pull requests on ASF mailing lists. Likewise, I follow the discussion
>> on the same mailing lists.
>> Or, in other words: By reading those mailing lists, I am fully informed.
> If that's an issue it's an easy one to resolve (as stated before).
> Both Gerrit and Jenkins can output that type of mail without trouble.

It is not upon me to declare that as acceptable, or sufficient. What
do others think?


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and Stripe toothpaste can't be all bad. (C.R. MacNamara, One Two Three)

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