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From Daniel Dekany <>
Subject Re: Donating freemarker-online as part of the FreeMarker project, how?
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:24:53 GMT
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 8:12:32 PM, Craig Russell wrote:

> Hi,
> Sounds like the easiest way to handle this is as you described. 

If we can do that, that's great! I will wait a few days to see if
someone else has anything to add, then I will assume that the
Incubator PMC has agreed and I will go ahead.

> Get a CCLA from Kenshoo with
> describing the code being contributed
> Add any current Kenshoo employees 
> Get an ICLA from non-Kenshoo folks

I'm a bit confused regarding the last point above. We already got
ICLA-s from the non-Kenshoo folks at the ASF, but they have
contributed code to a non-ASF project back then. (Do we rather need an
SGA from them maybe?)

> Create a git repo for the new content
> After we accept the CCLA, generate a pull request and take in the code
> Change package names
> Change license headers
> Craig
>> On Feb 22, 2017, at 10:39 AM, Daniel Dekany <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> This is related to the incubating FreeMarker project.
>> A company called Kenshoo has developed a simple but handy online
>> evaluator service for FreeMarker, some 3 years ago, and they are still
>> hosting it. Because they don't develop this service anymore, and
>> because timely pull request merging and deployment seems to become an
>> issue, we would like to bring the source code over to be part of the
>> FreeMarker project. They are willing to donate the source code to the
>> ASF.
>> As of the more technical aspect of this, the FreeMarker project has
>> multiple Git repos, one for each "product" (one product is the engine
>> itself, another is the documentation/website generator Ant task, and
>> yet another is the website content). These are separate products,
>> because their versioning/releasing is independent. We would like to
>> add one more such Git repo and product, for freemarker-online.
>> We are trying to find out what's the most efficient yet legally
>> acceptable way of doing this. Just as an example, after the repo was
>> created and we add LICENSE and such, we could, technically, accept a
>> pull request from Kenshoo if they sign a Corporate CLA. I know it's an
>> extreme approach as they contribute to an almost empty repo, OTOH we
>> are talking about only 31 classes and some build files (~160 KB source
>> code). Anyway, how should we do it?
>> The source code we want to bring over:
>> Note that the 2 contributors from outside Kenshoo are also FreeMarker
>> contributors, so we can get any papers needed from them (as there was
>> no CLA signed at Kenshoo).
>> -- 
>> Thanks,
>> Daniel Dekany
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