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Codebase IP Clearance

CloudStack Go SDK Codebase Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance Status


Cloudstack provides a web based API that can be consumed from different runtime environments. There are several bindings, some of which are developed in the ecosystem surrounding the system. The Go based CloudStack API SDK was originally written and maintained by terraform users and developers. It is implemented in the Go programming language.

Project info

  • Which PMC will be responsible for the code: CloudStack PMC
  • Into which existing project/module: Apache CloudStack
  • Officer or member managing donation: Paul Angus

Completed tasks are shown by the completion date (YYYY-MM-dd).

Identify the codebase

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2021-06-22 If applicable, make sure that any associated name does not already exist and is not already trademarked for an existing software product. We will need to change the name as it already exists
2021-06-22 The tags at

MD5 or SHA1 sum for donated software: (Note versioned software used to calculate sum in parentheses).

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2021-06-22 Check and make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been received. It is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the core code, and any new code produced by the project.
2021-06-22 Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.

Identify name recorded for software grant: the name of the grant as record in the grants.txt document so that the grant can be easily identified

Verify distribution rights

Corporations and individuals holding existing distribution rights:

  • Sander van Harmelen (
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2021-06-22 Check that all active committers have a signed CLA on record.
N/A Remind active committers that they are responsible for ensuring that a Corporate CLA is recorded if such is required to authorize their contributions under their individual CLA.
2021-06-22 Check and make sure that for all items included with the distribution that is not under the Apache license, we have the right to combine with Apache-licensed code and redistribute.
2021-06-22 Check and make sure that all items depended upon by the project is covered by one or more of the following approved licenses: Apache, BSD, Artistic, MIT/X, MIT/W3C, MPL 1.1, or something with essentially the same terms.
2021-07-08 IP clearance process tracked on project Github issue All top contributors by code additions/deletions/commmits have agreed to the codebase donation and relicensing, no objections or disagreements were communicated to the project. The Github issue tracking IP clearance and a mailing list thread documents their no objections.

Generally, the result of checking off these items will be a Software Grant, CLA, and Corporate CLA for ASF licensed code, which must have no dependencies upon items whose licenses that are incompatible with the Apache License.

Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

Related VOTEs:

  • The VOTE thread accepting the donation can be found on or: