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From Matt Sicker <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] IP Clearance
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2018 17:59:25 GMT
I thought IP clearance in the Incubator was to more thoroughly verify the
code is properly licensed. The Secretary is primarily interested in the
form data being correct and filed appropriately.

On 4 June 2018 at 12:46, Dave Fisher <> wrote:

> Hi -
> I think that the IP Clearance process has become very much a bureaucratic
> process where the IPMC is contributing little of value. Very seldom is
> there any feedback provided.
> (1) It is separate from the SGA process for new podlings, but it is
> similar in that the Secretary will record the SGA and/or CCLA.
> (2) The documentation is confusing about whether or not podlings need to
> follow it or not.
> (3) Top Level Projects are supposed to understand how to clear IP as that
> is a major part of the incubation process. If there are any questions the
> legal-discuss mailing list and JIRA are available.
> (4) The Incubator is already stretched to provide Mentoring to all of our
> Podlings and IP Clearance seems to be off topic and not really scalable.
> (5) Once a TLP graduates from the Incubator it seems regressive to have to
> go back unless there is a Community around the grant to be Incubated. That
> would lead to a Podling Proposal and not IP Clearance.
> I think that the IPMC should recommend to the Board that this recording
> process be fully moved to the Secretary.
> Regards,
> Dave

Matt Sicker <>

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