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From Itamar Syn-Hershko <ita...@code972.com>
Subject Re: Unecessary Paperwork
Date Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:46:47 GMT
C'mon, he deserves his own thread at least

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Itamar Syn-Hershko
http://code972.com | @synhershko <https://twitter.com/synhershko>
Freelance Developer & Consultant
Lucene.NET committer and PMC member

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 6:45 PM, Prescott Nasser <geobmx540@hotmail.com>
wrote:

> Er. Updated the Board - but
> Yeah, Please welcome Laimis as our newest committer as of Jan 5th I
> believe :)
> ~P
>
> > Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:43:03 +0200
> > Subject: Re: Unecessary Paperwork
> > From: itamar@code972.com
> > To: dev@lucenenet.apache.org
> >
> > Thanks Rob. Not a lawyer, thankfully, but always good to have a
> > knowledgeable person around.
> >
> > We have actually voted Laimis in as a committer - being crazy busy myself
> > so left Prescott the honor of announcing that :)
> >
> > --
> >
> > Itamar Syn-Hershko
> > http://code972.com | @synhershko <https://twitter.com/synhershko>
> > Freelance Developer & Consultant
> > Lucene.NET committer and PMC member
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 11:30 AM, Rob Vesse <rvesse@dotnetrdf.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Itamar
> > >
> > > I notice you have been asking everyone to sign an ICLA before you'll
> > > accept any pull requests which is actually unnecessary.   ICLAs are
> only
> > > required for ASF committers (http://www.apache.org/licenses/#clas) -
> > >
> > > "A signed CLA is required to be on file before an individual is given
> > > commit rights to an ASF project."
> > >
> > > The Apache License has a clause that explicitly covers contributions
> > > (http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0#contributions) so anything
> > > submitted through the formal channels to the project is a valid
> > > contribution unless the contributor explicitly states otherwise.  Of
> > > course a committer still has to merge and push the changes and the buck
> > > stops with the committer in terms of ensuring the IP of the
> contribution
> > > is clean.
> > >
> > > Of course ICLAs are still desirable particularly when people are making
> > > larger contributions but they should not block you from reviewing and
> > > accepting pull requests while you wait for one to be submitted
> > > (http://www.apache.org/licenses/#clas):
> > >
> > > "The ASF desires that all contributors of ideas, code, or
> documentation to
> > > the Apache projects complete, sign, and submit (via postal mail, fax or
> > > email) an Individual Contributor License Agreement
> > > <http://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.txt>"
> > >
> > > The key word being "desires", unless someone has commit rights to the
> > > project they don't require an ICLA since the Apache License already
> covers
> > > their contributions.
> > >
> > > Btw if the PMC isn't already you should be thinking about offering
> some of
> > > these folks who have been contributing for a while now committer
> rights.
> > > Note that giving people committer rights does not prevent you from
> keeping
> > > the projects existing pull request, review then commit workflow.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Rob
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>

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