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From Rohit Yadav <>
Subject Re: IP clearance officer for accepting Terraform
Date Wed, 23 Jun 2021 06:03:14 GMT
Thanks Sander for the clarification.


On Wed, 23 Jun, 2021, 11:22 am Sander van Harmelen, <>

> A, I just now see your message Rohit (it got in my spambox). But yes, I
> think the mail I've send just now is pretty much inline with your
> explanation in this mail...
> Sander
> On 23 Jun 2021, at 07:30, Rohit Yadav <> wrote:
> My understanding is the plugin was originally started as a repo or work by
> Sander (
> who contributed it to the Hashicorp Github org like many other community
> providers and then got it eventually transferred back.
> From ACS PMC point of view we're going to take the risk as we've ICLA and
> grants from Sander and agreements over email from all the top contributors.
> I've also gotten emails from other participants including Sander who shared
> their frustration, we've jumped through all the hoops and done our best to
> reach so far, I think Justin you had advised us to get all major
> contributors to agree in the other legal thread but now suddenly we are
> advised to get ICLAs too and from all the contributors. The examples you've
> provided don't have ICLAs or agreements from all contributors.
> Originally I did attempt to get Hashicorp (the company, mainly a manager
> and their CTO) to do the CCLA etc but they weren't interested and didnt
> want to get involved but agreed to transfer the repo back to Sander. From
> what I understand the project wasn't Hashicorp company project but was
> started by Sander, was then under their Github org but eventually archived.
> From email exchanges I had with Hashicorp it would unlikely their CTO or
> managers be suing any parties for the initiatives and in fact offered to
> work with ACS community in publishing the Terraform provider under ACS
> official registry. As far as we had inquired Hashicorp the company has no
> interest in maintaining the project any further, but users in ACS community
> need it to be supported. Sander could you confirm if I got anything wrong?
> Thanks.
> Regards.
> On Wed, 23 Jun, 2021, 10:41 am Justin Mclean, <>
> wrote:
>> HI,
>> > Justin why do we need Hashicorp? They are not involved or are the owner
>> of the codebase/repos.
>> My understanding was the work was carried out in their repo and that they
>> are probably the IP owner of the codebase. Is that correct?
>> Also, currently [1] redirects to [2], I can see they host of what I
>> assume are releases of the software [3] and I can see major contributors to
>> that repo were/are Hashicorp employees.
>> Kind Regards,
>> Justin
>> 1.
>> 2.
>> 3.

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