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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: Adopting non-ASF AL projects (was Re: [DISCUSS] Kudu incubator proposal)
Date Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:54:01 GMT
On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 7:01 PM, Alex Harui <> wrote:

> >b) are you just re-inventing the ICLA?
> In my mind, the ICLA represents your formal pledge to be part of an ASF
> community and continue to contribute.  It has to be recorded by the
> secretary and reads like legal-ese   I am trying for a hopefully quicker
> and easier informal adoption. I really don't expect the past contributors
> to join this new family (i.e. work on this code at the ASF).  The ones who
> want to truly join will have to sign an ICLA and be voted in as a
> committer.

Yes, it does read like legalese, but no it doesn't bind anybody to be part
of the ASF or to continue to contribute.

What it does do (and all it does) is to say that the contributor had the
right to make the contributions they made.  The point of recording these
with the secretary is so that we have a solid record of the agreement of
contributors. Without recording and without a valid legal agreement, there
isn't much point in asking.

Jim's suggestion to ask for clarification on legal-discuss is a good one.

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