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From Craig Russell <apache....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Looking for guidance on IP clearance process for donation to Apache Arrow
Date Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:32:38 GMT
This is just my opinion; others may have different ideas.

I'm considering that the project is licensed under the terms of the Apache License, v2.0 and
I'm assuming that the contributors knew that when they made their contributions. 

I'd continue to try to obtain ICLAs from the other contributors (not just the 5 with >1
commit but all of them).

I'd guess that you won't get every single contributor to file an ICLA but it's probably ok
to continue to a vote.

The only risk that I see is one of the contributors later has a change of mind, decides that
they didn't understand that this is an open source project intended to be licensed under the
terms of the ALv2.0 and then complains. At that point, the project might decide that they
need to rewrite the contributor's code in order to remove the nuisance.

So I'd say to go ahead and expect that the contributors who fail to submit an ICLA are just
not interested and will fade into history without any trouble.

Regards,
Craig

> On Mar 30, 2021, at 7:31 AM, Andy Grove <andygrove73@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Thanks, Dave.
> 
> To give an update on the situation, out of the 12 committers with > 1
> commit, we have ICLAs submitted or already on file for 7 of those,
> including all the contributors that I would consider key to the project. I
> have been unable to get any response from the other 5 so far.
> 
> Based on this, should I consider moving to a vote now or wait and see if I
> can get more signed ICLAs?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Andy.
> 
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM Dave Fisher <wave4dave@comcast.net> wrote:
> 
>> Hi -
>> 
>> Since this is Andy’s project under the Apache License then I’m not sure
>> that other’s ICLA matters. But ...
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Mar 25, 2021, at 8:25 AM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi Andy
>>> 
>>> Typically you would look at the top contributors and aim for ICLAs from
>>> those.  Don't forget you have to have a vote here as well when done!
>>> 
>>> I would aim for these individuals:
>>> 
>>> 231  Andy Grove
>>> 27  Ximo Guanter
>>> 7  QP Hou
>>> 6  Boaz Berman
>>> 5  Daniël Heres
>>> 4  Jack Chan
>>> 4  Patrick More
>>> 3  Ben Cohen
>>> 3  Hendrik Makait
>>> 3  Jorge Leitao
>>> 2  Hamish Nicholson
>>> 2  Tanapol Prucksakorn
>> 
>> I would look more into the nature of these commits. Who would you ask to
>> be a committer?
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> John
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 10:18 AM Andy Grove <andygrove73@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Hi,
>>>> 
>>>> The Apache Arrow PMC has passed a vote to accept the donation of the
>>>> Ballista project [1].
>>>> 
>>>> The donation contains code from ~30 contributors and it may not be
>> possible
>>>> to obtain ICLAs from all of them. If this does turn out to be the
>>>> situation, what steps can we take instead?
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> 
>>>> Andy.
>>>> 
>>>> [1] https://github.com/apache/arrow/pull/9723
>>>> 
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Craig L Russell
clr@apache.org


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