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Codebase IP Clearance TEMPLATE

XYZ Codebase Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance Status


Describe the incoming codebase, including whether it is a large set of patches, new functional modules, etc.

Project info

  • Which PMC will be responsible for the code: Apache Felix
  • Into which existing project/module: Apache Felix
  • Officer or member managing donation: Guillaume Nodet

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

Identify the codebase

date item
2014-03-31 PojoSR code attached to FELIX-4445 (

MD5 or SHA1 sum for donated software: MD5 ( = 269434226a9dec1dd86a15a61bdeb92f

date item
2014-03-31 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.
2014-03-31 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: Source code to PojoSR implementation as attached to code submission FELIX-4445 from Karl Pauls.

Verify distribution rights

Corporations and individuals holding existing distribution rights: The codebase was developped by a single individual who is already an ASF committer: Karl Pauls.

  • For individuals, use the name as recorded on the committers page
date item
2014-03-31 Check that all active committers have a signed CLA on record.
2014-03-31 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.
2014-03-31 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.
2014-03-31 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

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.