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Codebase IP Clearance Status

CouchDB Mango Codebase Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance Status


IBM Corporation have built a MongoDB API Layer for CouchDB and are donating it to the CouchDB project. This consists of of a module that exposes a set of actions that are similar to what MongoDB exposes.

Project info

  • The CouchDB PMC is responsible for this code/documentation.
  • The code will be integrated into the CouchDB codebase. It will get pulled into the build from a separate git repository hosted at the ASF, example naming: couchdb-mango
  • Officer or member managing donation: Jan Lehnardt (

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Identify the codebase

2015-01-25 A tarball is provided at
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2015-01-19 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.
2015-01-09 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: grant via Schedule B of Cloudant's updated CCLA in cclas.txt

Verify distribution rights

Corporations and individuals holding existing distribution rights: IBM Corporation

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2015-01-26 Check that all active committers have a signed CLA on record.
2015-01-26 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.
2015-01-26 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.
2015-01-26 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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