During the discussion about new ways to host and manage code in Zope Foundation
repositories one omission we had never really addressed became clear: What is
the status of patches reaching us by people who have not signed the contributor
agreement, e.g. code uploaded to issue trackers, or code checked into Zope
Foundation repositories by people other than the original authors? We need to
have guidelines that ensure that we don't end up with code exclusively owned by
third parties where no ownership assignment has taken place in our repositories.
Fortunately the Plone Foundation has considered this exact issue before us and
we took their well-written patch policy and adapted it for our own use.
Thanks to the Plone Foundation board and all those who drafted their policy.
The Zope Foundation board has voted on adopting the following text as the
official Zope Foundation patch policy, binding for all Zope Foundation
contributors (PDF alert):
Secretary, Zope Foundation Board of Directors
Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org
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