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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Adopting non-ASF AL projects (was Re: [DISCUSS] Kudu incubator proposal)
Date Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:32:19 GMT


On 11/26/15, 4:47 PM, "Ted Dunning" <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:

>There are two issues, one is the SGA and the other is the contributor
>license agreements (ICLA) that are desirable to make sure that all of the
>contributors understood that they were contributing under ASL.

OK, so I think you are saying that we can't take over change control of
these projects without paperwork from every contributor?  That's what I
was thinking as well, and why these donations may never get completed
because several of the past contributors have moved on to other things and
aren't following those projects anymore.

>
>On Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 9:26 AM, Owen O'Malley <omalley@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> Is the other community alive? Is there consensus for moving to Apache
>> within that other community? Those seems like the right questions. Have
>>you
>> started a discussion of moving to Apache on the public list of the other
>> project? What was the response?
>>
>> Is an SGA needed?  If not, is there a recommended practice for providing
>> > notification such that folks who want to opt-out can find out the
>> > change-control for code base is moving to the ASF?
>>
>>
>>  In my opinion, if the other community is dead or wants to move to
>>Apache,
>> the committers ICLA should be sufficient, given that the license is
>>ALv2.

These communities are effectively dead.  I know one contributor from each
project and they are the ones interested in donating.  No commits in 4
years.  But I think that since not all past contributors have Apache ICLAs
we can't take over change control.

-Alex


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