[Idpy-discuss] CLA/CCLA message sent

Roland Hedberg roland at catalogix.se
Wed Apr 11 13:23:09 UTC 2018



> 11 apr. 2018 kl. 15:16 skrev Heather Flanagan <hlflanagan at sphericalcowgroup.com>:
> 
> To add to this thread, Benn, Leif, Roland (briefly), and I talked about this at the end of the call we had with Michiel @ Commons Conservancy. Here are notes from that discussion:
> 
> Can we find a way to collect the indication as to whether a person has legally contributed code without a CLA?
> Perhaps assemble a sample set of a small handful of institutions that we expect we’d need to solve this with? Start with technical contacts to get them to describe the roadblocks so we can clearly define the problem.
> Design a low-touch solution, like a shrink-wrapped statement to the fact that “by taking the next step, we assume that you have the authority to contribute both historically and in the future” like the IETF Note Well.
> 
> If we start from the position that the employer owns the material, and the employee may or may not have the authority the grant to use it or even the ability to release it under the Apache license, what’s the risk? Loss over IPR theft.
> 
> If Peter were to ask for confirmation that his interpretation that his code contributions are ok, then it’s 50/50 as to whether it will be a problem.
> 
> Roland is an example of having contributed code through three different employers. His agreement was to basically agree to not talk about it so that they could avoid get lawyers involved.
> 
> First next step, draft an IETF Note Well-like object (try to discuss @ I2GS)
> Second step, need to ask Roland and Peter whether or not something like the IETF Note Well would work for them.

Without having seen the IETF Note Well-like object; I’m fairly sure I will work for me! 

> Third step, take this back to the potential IPR home and see if they are ok with this
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