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From Matt Sicker <boa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Podling status Copyright section
Date Wed, 15 May 2019 23:27:16 GMT
You can add a software grant to a CCLA concurrently, but not vice versa.

On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 03:28, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 15 May 2019 at 06:55, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com.invalid> wrote:
> >
> > I do not like the words "transfer rights".  It could be interpreted as
> transfer of copyright.  Copyright of existing code is not transferred to
> the ASF, AIUI.  How about "Check to make sure that an SGA or CCLA has been
> received."
> >
> > I don't like hypotheticals, but I can imagine some individual starting a
> project on GitHub, has only a few files already under ALv2, and gets a
> project going at the ASF?  Wouldn't we accept those few files under his
> ICLA and not require an SGA or CCLA?
> >
> > I'd suggest dropping the second sentence ("it is necessary to transfer
> rights...").  AIUI, it is only necessary to grant a perpetual license to
> the ASF.
>
> Also, the CCLA is not required, and is not an alternative to the SGA
> -- as may perhaps be inferred by some from the phrase "(SGA or CCLA)"
>
> https://www.apache.org/licenses/cla-faq.html#cclas-not-required
>
> > I like your third sentence.
> >
> > HTH,
> > -Alex
> >
> > ´╗┐On 5/13/19, 5:28 PM, "Craig Russell" <apache.clr@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >     The Copyright section of the podling status page says "Check and
> make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been received. It
> is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the core code, and
> any new code produced by the project.".
> >
> >     I'd propose a change:
> >
> >     "Check to make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF
> been received (SGA or CCLA). It is necessary to transfer rights for any
> existing package and core code. Any new code produced by the project must
> be covered by ICLA."
> >
> >     This change is proposed because it might not be obvious to everyone
> what "the papers that transfer rights" are. And new code produced must be
> committed by a person who has filed an ICLA.
> >
> >     Patches welcome.
> >
> >     Craig L Russell
> >     clr@apache.org
> >
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