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Codebase IP Clearance

Fortress Codebase Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance Status


Apache Fortress™, or simply Fortress, is a standards based and Open Source Identity Access Management Java SDK for LDAP v3 compliant systems. Fortress is 100% compliant with RBAC, ARBAC02 and IETF's password policy draft .

Project info

  • Which PMC will be responsible for the code: Apache Directory PMC
  • Into which existing project/module: Fortress will go into its own project
  • Officer or member managing donation: Emmanuel Lecharny

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

Identify the codebase

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2014-10-21 The code has been injected in the following git repo : with all its history

MD5 or SHA1 sum for donated software: 76116bf38110d95ef043dbad8fad116e10918cae

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2014-10-10 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.
2014-10-14 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: Joshua Tree Software, file joshua-tree-software-FORTRESS.pdf DONE

Verify distribution rights

Corporations and individuals holding existing distribution rights:

  • o Shawn McKinney (smckinney)
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Check that all active committers have a signed CLA on record.

All of the committers have a CLA on file at Apache

2014-10-10 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.
2014-11-24 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.
2014-11-24 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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