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From Sander van Harmelen <>
Subject Re: IP clearance officer for accepting Terraform
Date Wed, 23 Jun 2021 05:52:43 GMT
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...


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

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.


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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