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Codebase IP Clearance Status

CouchDB API Docs Codebase Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance Status


Couchbase has provided a significant body of XML-based documentation in DocBook format, along with custom scripts and libraries to manage and produce it in mulitple export formats.

Project info

  • The CouchDB PMC is responsible for this code/documentation.
  • It will be incorporated into a git branch for integration, and subsequently merged into the master codebase and future releases.
  • Officer or member managing donation: Noah Slater

Completed tasks are shown by the completion date (2012-09-05).

Identify the codebase

date item
2012-08-13 Details recorded in and reference import at MD5: 24d6e663afb99c4987b943dcfa6ca0fe
2012-08-13 No names/trademarks are applicable.
2012-09-05 Commits cleaned up in this branch prior to import into ASF.
date item
2012-09-05 Done. Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.
2012-09-06 Done. 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.

Identify name recorded for software grant: couchdb-api-docs.tar.gz as referenced in COUCHDB-1523

Verify distribution rights

Corporations and individuals holding existing distribution rights:

  • Couchbase, inc.
For individuals, use the name as recorded on the committers page
date item
2012-09-13 n/a. Check that all active committers have a signed CLA on record.
2012-09-13 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.
2012-09-13 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. Confirmed for CC-3.0 with legal-discuss@
2012-09-13 Done. 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. As above, for CC-3.0

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 may happen either before or after IP clearance. Adoption by lazy concensus is acceptable but not recommended.