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From William A Rowe Jr <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] IP Clearance
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2018 15:51:56 GMT
On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 8:26 AM, Jim Jagielski <> wrote:

> > On Jun 5, 2018, at 4:53 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz <
>> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 9:30 PM, Jim Jagielski <> wrote:
> >> ...In other words, unless the code is for a podling, the IPMC shouldn't
> be involved, IMHO....
> >
> > But it's good to have a central place to record those IP clearances,
> IMO.
> Since it's a foundation record, that should be the secretary's job, I
> think. That is, the responsible PMC does the IP clearance and then submits
> that info/record to the ASF secretary for filing.

That doesn't do any good to the community if this is recorded privately.

Unlike ICLA/CCLA documents which are quasi-private (the existence
of a committer account is sufficient to document that the appropriate
forms are on file), other projects that might lean on another project's
imported component, or want to re-integrate previously cleared external
IP need to be able to see that the initial IP clearance occurred. That's
how the notices of IP clearance to general@i.a.o have been useful.

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