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Re: Fwd: Contributor License Agreement

From: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:00:59 -0700
Message-ID: <4EB1D9BB.3050200@sunshine.net>
To: public-webpayments@w3.org
On 11/2/11 4:03 PM, Renato Iannella wrote:
> (Response from IanJ below…)
  > The CLA only applies to intentional contributions to the Community
> Group. The contributions themselves don't have to reside on w3.org
> <http://w3.org>; they can reside on other servers.
> People who have not signed the CLA should not make contributions to
> the Community Group. And the Group should avoid including material
> from people that have not signed the legal agreements.

This does not yet clarify the issue for me; what is the relationship 
between posts on a W3C public list-serve, like this one, 
public-webpayments@w3.org, and a 'contribution to the Community Group'?

There is also a private list for the group. Perhaps Ian means that 
contributions, formally speaking, are only those things sent to the 
private one?

Otherwise he'd be saying that 'people who have not signed the CLA' 
should not take part in the public list-serve; which can't be 
right...can it?

Also, about the "intentional contributions" that "don't have to reside 
on w3.org" servers, -- how does one in fact decide, then, that they 
are "intentional" contributions, formally speaking? Specifically, is 
the Draft 25 of use-cases PaySwarm:


such a 'contribution'? How does one decide this? Who designates it as 
being such contribution, and is there a public statement of this 

Steven Rowat
Received on Thursday, 3 November 2011 00:03:55 UTC

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