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From Gunnar Tapper <>
Subject Re: Affiliation vs. individual
Date Sat, 04 Nov 2017 18:31:07 GMT
Hi Dave:

I think this situation is covered in paragraph 4 of the ICLA:

This doesn't mean that the individual or the company necessary want the
company name involved. I don't know if it's a large problem but it's a bit
of a contradiction to operate as an individual just to involve your
employer in some of the ASF processes.



On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 1:15 PM, Dave Birdsall <>

> Hi Gunnar,
> Just a question: Many employers in their employment contracts specify that
> any software work done by employees, even off hours, is the property of the
> company. I'm wondering if such situations place a requirement on a private
> donor to clear outside contributions with their employer?
> Dave
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gunnar Tapper []
> Sent: Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:07 AM
> To:
> Subject: Affiliation vs. individual
> Hi,
> I've discussed this with a few individuals but would like to raise the
> discussion with a larger group.
> Situation
> As contributors to the ASF, we represents ourselves as individuals. Some
> of us contribute to projects as part of our employment, some of us donate
> our time privately.
> Discussion
> You the individual is asked to share your employer when going through
> processes such as graduation. I get the reason: to ensure diversity in the
> project.
> However, some of us are donating our private time and may therefore want
> to represent ourselves as a private donor rather than involve our employeer
> in the discussion.
> [Disclosure: I work for a company that is unlikely to have an issue with
> my involvement with ASF projects outside what my company cares for.]
> Proposal
> Anyone that chooses to do so can use "private donation" instead of the
> employer when representing affiliation.
> Thoughts?
> --
> Thanks,
> Gunnar
> *If you think you can you can, if you think you can't you're right.*


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