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Apache HTTP Server mod_fcgid Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance Status


Apache HTTP Server's mod_fcgid is a module for httpd that enables the server framework to provide FastCGI services using a clean-room implementation of the FastCGI 1.0 specification (

Project info

  • Which PMC will be responsible for the code: Apache HTTP Server
  • Into which existing project/module: Apache HTTP Server
  • Officer or member managing donation: Roy T. Fielding

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

Identify the codebase

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2009-01-26 SourceForge CVS Repository checked out, relicensed, and packaged as mod_fcgid-asf-20090126.tar.gz, available at

MD5 sum for donated software: 398260d989e2aad1df80c404d9fbaf4d (OpenSSL 0.9.8h 28 May 2008).

SHA1 sum for donated software: 7bd43bf09d441da095af28459ad51aae680c8c6f (OpenSSL 0.9.8h 28 May 2008).

date item
2009-01-26 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.
2009-01-26 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: mod_fcgid

Verify distribution rights

Corporations and individuals holding existing distribution rights:

  • Ryan Pan (Pan Qingfeng, 潘庆峰) (sole original developer)
  • Paul Querna (patch contributions)
  • Nick Kew (patch contributions)
  • Chris Darroch (patch contributions)
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2009-01-26 Check that all active committers have a signed CLA on record.
2009-01-26 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.
2008-12-12 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.
2009-12-12 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.

On 2008-12-12 on the mailing list Ryan Pan confirmed that mod_fcgid was an original project developed solely by himself.

On 2008-12-19 on the mailing list Ryan Pan also provided a list of contributors of minor and major patches to the project.

The two of these contributors who are not ASF members were contacted to ensure that they considered their contributions to be minor repairs which did not require a signed CLA or Software Grant in order to be transferred to the ASF as part of mod_fcgid.

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2009-01-02 Piotr Gackiewicz confirmed agreement on the mailing list.
2009-01-08 Tim Jensen confirmed agreement on the mailing list.

Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

Related VOTEs:

  • The vote on the mailing list to accept mod_fcgid into the Apache HTTP Server project passed on 2009-01-20.