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From Ian Maxon <ima...@uci.edu>
Subject Re: Podling request: Gerrit
Date Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:40:25 GMT
> 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.

I see. Does that explicit consent happen with pull requests somehow
too? In any case though I think we could devise a way to notify a user
to become aware of this whenever they would register an account on the
server.


- Ian

On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 5:53 AM, Jochen Wiedmann
<jochen.wiedmann@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 12:51 PM, Ian Maxon <imaxon@uci.edu> 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?
>
>
> Jochen
>
>
>
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