On Apr 25, 2012, at 2:10 PM, Aaron Peeler wrote:

> As Kevan commented on in the jira issue, one of the things that need
> to be addressed are the IP clearance. When attaching contributions and
> you intend for it to be included, make sure to click "Grant license to
> ASF for inclusion in ASF works". By doing this, the attachments in the
> jira issue will have an apache feather beside each file, telling us it
> has been contributed to Apache community.

That certainly helps. However, in some cases, the "Grant license to ASF" is not 
sufficient. For larger contributions and also for contributions with multiple 
authors (and obviously sponsored by a corporate entity), there is an additional 
IP clearance process. See http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/index.html 
for more information. The process is pretty lightweight, but does require a 
Software Grant or Corporate CLA to be submitted. 


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