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From Rohit Yadav <>
Subject Re: IP clearance officer for accepting Terraform
Date Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:14:23 GMT

Just a short update, I think we've reached out to all the contributors via
this Github issue which is also tracking the IP clearance process:

As per
I think we should be able to start a vote on general@ shortly (say on
Monday to give these contributors traditional 72hr window to raise any


On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 12:19 PM Justin Mclean <>

> Hi,
> > Alright, I'll create a Github issue as suggested in the example to track
> IP
> > clearance with list of all people and will try to reach out to all
> > contributors within a limited time period and see if they can agree over
> > the other legal thread and submit their ICLAs.
> While having an ICLA is ideal, I think a recorded agreement from the major
> contributors is probably enough given the history here. You already have
> that from most of them. If some don’t answer then just record that and
> continue. It might be possible that other IPMC members might have a
> different view on this.
> > This however wasn't advised on the IP clearance process:
> >
> It does say "Either an Individual CLA or Corporate CLA is preferred to a
> Software Grant. All authors must sign an Individual CLA; or all owners of
> IP must sign one of the three documents and send to secretary “. I’m still
> slightly unclear on who the IP owners are. Sander is obviously one, but I
> would guess it’s the other 8 or so other major contributors or possibly in
> some cases their employers. Having an ICLA clears that up as the person
> states that any contributions they make they are allowed to do so and have
> their employers permission to do so.
> Kind Regards,
> Justin

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