[Framework-Team] Re: [Plone 4] PLIP #9249 Add TinyMCE as the default visual editor

Wichert Akkerman wichert at wiggy.net
Wed Jul 29 07:34:57 UTC 2009

On 7/29/09 8:09 AM, Martin Aspeli wrote:
> Jon Stahl wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 12:07 AM, Geir Bækholt ·
>> Jarn<baekholt at jarn.com> wrote:
>>>> There is a step missing here: contributors must not only have signed
>>>> the
>>>> agreement, they must explicitly allow that specific code to be
>>>> donated to
>>>> the foundation. Signing the contributor agreement does not mean all
>>>> your
>>>> code can be moved at will to the foundation.
>>> Yes, of course. Implied but omitted. My bad. Thanks.
>> So, my question is: what qualifies as "explicit" agreement? Does it
>> have to be "on the permanent record" in some manner?
> In our business, an email that you keep tends to be enough. I would:
> - Ask the relevant people by email
> - Ask them to reply by email giving explicit consent
> - Store those emails "forever"
> - Make a note in a CONTRIBUTORS.txt or similar that these people
> consented on a particular date
> If that's ever in dispute, you can go back to those emails.
> I don't see a reason for any kind of "wet signature" so long as
> they've signed the contributor agreement. We're not *trying* to be
> difficult. :)

The whole point of the agreement and the conservatory is that we have a 
solid legal basis. I would really like to see an informed legal opinion 
on the requirements for moving existing code to foundation ownership. 
Without that I fear we may be on dangerous ground and risk making the 
separate repository useless.


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