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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: Request for advice on code donation
Date Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:37:48 GMT
Looks like the repo was placed under the Apache License long before this
individual contributed.  So, IMO, if you are convinced this individual and
his employer knew his contributions were placed under the Apache License
you could gamble and accept his contributions.  If you get an objection
later, you can delete and re-implement the contributions.

My 2 cents,

On 1/14/16, 10:45 AM, "Josh Elser" <> wrote:

>Hi all,
>(with my podling member hat on)
>We have a bit of a problem over in Slider with a code donation. Full
>details can be found at
>In short, an app-package (a modular chunk of code that Slider runs on
>Apache Hadoop's YARN ) for Kafka was offered to be included in Slider.
>Slider would love to accept it. We've gotten IP clearance from all but
>one party who contributed to it.
>To the best of my knowledge, this individual contributed code to this
>Kafka app-package and his company could also lay claim to his
>contribution. He already had an ICLA on file, but no CCLA from his
>Two months later, multiple pings on JIRA and even a personal email, this
>person seems to be AWOL. Given my understanding of the rules, we can't
>proceed because we don't have the ability to prove all potential
>previous ownership of this codebase has been granted to the ASF.
>Any advice on how we could try to move this forward?
>- Josh
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