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From Matt Sicker <boa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Outreachy candidates and CLAs
Date Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:32:12 GMT
CLAs aren’t assigning copyright or anything. It’s asserting that you have
the rights to the code being uploaded and are allowing the ASF to use it
under the Apache License. For non-trivial contributions made by
non-committers, it’s typically up to the PMC to decide whether they can
vouch for the contribution themselves or if the contributor should sign an

Basically, the provenance of all code at Apache should be traceable to
committers with an ICLA on file or an initial software grant from the
corporation who donated the code base.

On Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 10:22, James Bognar <jamesbognar@apache.org> wrote:

> Does that mean that I as a committer am legally responsible for
> contributions accepted by non-committers?  It's not my code, so how
> can I grant copyright to it to the Apache Foundation?
> Just curious.
> On Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 11:07 AM Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Not necessarily. An ICLA is needed to become a committer, and any
> contributions accepted are committed by people who already signed the ICLA.
> It can make things easier in the long run to submit an ICLA, though.
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 08:08, James Bognar <jamesbognar@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Question...
> >>
> >> Do Outreachy candidates need to submit CLAs in order to make code
> contributions?
> >
> > --
> > Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com>
Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com>

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