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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: [QUESTION] How big should a contribution be to require a code grant?
Date Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:42:32 GMT
On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Daniel Kulp <> wrote:
> On Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:14:33 PM Zbarcea Hadrian wrote:
>> Sorry to ask here, but this gang has probably the most experience. We have a
>> contribution in Camel (not a podling) [1] from an ASF committer: Stephen
>> Gargan (sgargan). It is a piece of code that is not usable by itself, it's
>> a Camel plugin/component, was ALv2 licensed all along, brings only one
>> dependency on another ASF project (zookeeper), all is great. The thing is
>> that the patch contains some 50 files, it's not really big, but not small
>> either. The question is: should it require a code grant?...

> Since Stephen is already an ASF committer, one way to handle it is to have HIM
> commit it to the camel sandbox and thus it would be entered into SVN under his
> own ICLA/CCLA.   Then svn merge it over to trunk.   Definitely make sure it
> references the JIRA as an extra check.

In which case IIUC it's Stephen who takes responsibility for this, by
virtue of his iCLA saying he's legally entitled to grant a license to
the ASF. A software grant would protect him from people who might say
this was not the case later on.


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