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flatfile Codebase Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance Status


Implementation of a Java library for the handling of flat data structures.

Project info

  • Which PMC will be responsible for the code: Commons
  • Into which existing project/module: Apache Commons
  • Officer or member managing donation: Matt Benson (mbenson AT

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

Identify the codebase

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not applicable If applicable, make sure that any associated name does not already exist and is not already trademarked for an existing software product.

IP at MD5 sum for donated software: c20379daef3e7d16bfb043707ef68f02 (OpenSSL 0.9.7e-p1 25 Oct 2004).

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2008-09-04 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.
not applicable Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.

Flatfile codebase including source, tests and documentation for contribution to apache commons

Verify distribution rights

Corporations and individuals holding existing distribution rights:

  • Permanent General Assurance Corporation (ASF contact: mbenson AT
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not applicable Check that all active committers have a signed CLA on record.
not applicable 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.
not applicable 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.
not applicable 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.

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

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