Apache Incubator




Intellectual Property Clearance

One of the Incubator's roles is to ensure that proper attention is paid to intellectual property. From time to time, an external codebase is brought into the ASF that is not a separate incubating project but still represents a substantial contribution that was not developed within the ASF's source control system. This is a short form of the Incubation checklist, designed to allow code to be imported with alacrity while still providing for oversight.

This form is not for new projects. The intent is to simply help to ensure, and record, that due diligence (Software Grant, CLA, Corp CLA, license and dependencies) has been paid to the incoming code, so that it can be merged into an existing project/module.

The receiving PMC is responsible for doing the work. The Incubator is simply the repository of the needed information. Once a PMC directly checks-in a filled-out short form, everything is done.

All PMCs must handle incoming code in this way. Any code that was developed outside of the ASF SVN/CVS repository must be processed like this, even if the external developer is an ASF committer.

For new situations, use the template and follow its instructions.

Clearance document Receiving PMC Date recorded
myfaces-tobago Apache MyFaces 2005-12-20
geronimo-1111-trifork-initial Apache Geronimo 2005-10-27
geronimo-1016-ibm-daytrader Apache Geronimo 2005-09-20
geronimo-875-ibm-eclipse Apache Geronimo 2005-08-16
geronimo-762-ibm-console Apache Geronimo 2005-07-14
geronimo-iiop Apache Geronimo 2005-01-15
apr-jlibtool Apache Portable Runtime (APR) 2004-07-08
portals-gluecode-jetspeed Apache Portals 2004-06-27

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