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From Robert Burrell Donkin <>
Subject Re: Ip clearance for hosting tomcat maven plugin (moving away from Mojo project @codehaus)
Date Wed, 10 Aug 2011 07:53:34 GMT
On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Olivier Lamy <> wrote:
> 2011/8/9 Robert Burrell Donkin <>:
>> On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Olivier Lamy <> wrote:
>>> Ok.
>>> I have patched the site and noticed the lazy consensus note.
>>> But I'm puzzled here as tomcat folks ask an approval from incubator PMC [1].
>> Approval is needed but AIUI the IPMC uses lazy consensus [2] in this case
>> I see it [3]. I'm a little unclear about the way it's arriving at
>> Apache. Is there a software grant?
> The code is coming from Codehaus where it was developped on ASF
> license (by ASF committers)
> A software grant ? from who ? I miss you here.

The copyright section [1] still includes the sentence explaining how
to record a grant [2]. If the copyright is owned by ASF committers and
all contributors are in agreement then AIUI a software grant isn't
required. This does need to be recorded in the IP clearance, though.
Just replace the grant line [2] with your note about developed by ASF
committers under the ASF.


[2] "Identify name recorded for software grant: the name of the grant
as record in the grants.txt document so that the grant can be easily

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