Ok looks like we have consensus. I'll add a section here:
http://cordova.apache.org/contribute/ and send a PR to the cordova-docs
repo for comment.

On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 11:37 AM, Steven Gill <stevengil...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> +1
>
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 11:09 AM, Simon MacDonald <
> simon.macdon...@gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
> > +1 to making it easier to allow people to contribute trivial changes.
> >
> > One thing Shaz just mentioned was adding a check box the the PR template
> so
> > that people can explicitly indicate their intent.
> >
> > Eventually it would be nice to be able to digitally sign the CLA.
> >
> > Simon Mac Donald
> > http://hi.im/simonmacdonald
> >
> > On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 11:01 AM, Shazron <shaz...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > An easy definition of trivial IMO is "if they decide to pull this code
> > away
> > > from us, is it not a big deal?"
> > >
> > > The reasons why the code needs to be pulled, who knows what lurks in
> the
> > > minds of lawyers. Typos, doc changes, one liners, are not a big deal
> > > usually.
> > >
> > > On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 10:53 AM, Jesse <purplecabb...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Yes, that is the point.  Sending a PR is intent!
> > > > BUT if it is a large change, we need insurance that it is the work of
> > the
> > > > contributor, and not copy/pasted from somewhere else, and that they
> > > cannot
> > > > retract it later.  This is what the CLA offers us.
> > > > Currently, as Shaz pointed out above, we state firmly that we require
> > an
> > > > iCLA, so this will simply state more clearly how we work with PRs.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > @purplecabbage
> > > > risingj.com
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 10:46 AM, Joe Bowser <bows...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > So, it's basically the same system that we have now.  I still think
> > we
> > > > > should get clear intent from the author, since that's more useful
> and
> > > > easy
> > > > > than determining whether it's trivial.  I mean, isn't sending a PR
> > > > through
> > > > > GitHub already clear intent?
> > > > >
> > > > > On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 10:41 AM, Jesse <purplecabb...@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > You decide per pr if you think it is trivial.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > @purplecabbage
> > > > > > risingj.com
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 10:36 AM, Joe Bowser <bows...@gmail.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > I'll agree to this, since I don't know what the definition of
> > > trivial
> > > > > is
> > > > > > > w.r.t. Apache.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > +1
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 10:30 AM, Jesse <
> purplecabb...@gmail.com
> > >
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > +1
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > @purplecabbage
> > > > > > > > risingj.com
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 10:27 AM, Shazron <shaz...@gmail.com
> >
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Bump. There can't be lazy consensus on this. Before I
> > > potentially
> > > > > > waste
> > > > > > > > > time on drafting a proposal, trying to feel the temperature
> > on
> > > > this
> > > > > > > > change.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 3:34 PM, Shazron <shaz...@gmail.com
> >
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > It's up to us to decide, and right now we require the
> iCLA
> > > > except
> > > > > > for
> > > > > > > > > > trivial contributions.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > I want to change this to a more relaxed requirement:
> > > > > > > > > > 1. Non-committers do not require an iCLA (you need one
> > anyway
> > > > to
> > > > > > get
> > > > > > > an
> > > > > > > > > > account, so that's really a non-issue)
> > > > > > > > > > 2. Require a clear intent by the author to contribute
> under
> > > our
> > > > > > > normal
> > > > > > > > > > terms, for a non-trivial change
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > So some of you will be wondering, what does Apache say
> > about
> > > > > this?
> > > > > > > > > > From: http://mail-archives.apache.
> > org/mod_mbox/www-infrastru
> > > > > > > > > > cture-dev/201112.mbox/%3CA603FFCE-623B-43E9-87F8-
> > > > > > > 39baa51c7...@gbiv.com
> > > > > > > > > %3E
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Roy Fielding:
> > > > > > > > > > "Yes, that opinion comes from me speaking as a board
> member
> > > and
> > > > > > > > > > author of the Apache License, and has previously been
> > cleared
> > > > > > > > > > with Apache's legal team for a long ago discussion with
> > > > > Incubator.
> > > > > > > > > > We don't need a CLA on file to accept contributions from
> > > > > > > > non-committers.
> > > > > > > > > > We just need a clear intent by the author to contribute
> > under
> > > > > > > > > > our normal terms."
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Other opinions: http://apetro.ghost.io/apache-
> > > > > contributors-no-cla/
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > We need to change our Contribute page:
> > > > > > > > > > http://cordova.apache.org/contribute/
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > ... as well as any PR templates:
> > > > > > > > > > https://github.com/apache/cordova-plugin-media/blob/
> > master/.
> > > > > > > > > > github/PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE.md
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > This declaration of intent, if posted on Github, will be
> > > > > reflected
> > > > > > on
> > > > > > > > > > dev@cordova.apache.org since Apache sends out an email
> on
> > > each
> > > > > PR
> > > > > > or
> > > > > > > > > > comment to a PR, so we will be able to track it in our
> > > > archives.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > As usual it is always the committer's responsibility to
> > make
> > > > sure
> > > > > > > that
> > > > > > > > > all
> > > > > > > > > > code they push to a repository is compliant with ASF
> > > policies.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
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