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Local Lucene Codebase IP Clearance

Local Lucene Codebase Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance Status


Local Lucene is a contrib module for Lucene Java that provides Local search capabilities (i.e. results ranked by location.) It was written at AOL and is licensed under ASL 2.0 and LGPL. The LGPL portions are in process of being removed or externalized.

Project info

  • Lucene
  • Into which existing project/module: TBD
  • Officer or member managing donation: Grant Ingersoll

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

Identify the codebase

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2008-06-25 Local Lucene as designated at and

MD5 or SHA1 sum for donated software: ab93e18dd2231ff568671111cd8a3bfc locallucene.tgz (coreutils-5.97-12.1.el5).

date item
2008-06-25 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.
2008-07-28 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: the name of the grant as record in the grants.txt document so that the grant can be easily identified

Verify distribution rights

Corporations and individuals holding existing distribution rights:

  • For individuals, use the name as recorded on the committers page
date item
2008-06-25 Check that all active committers have a signed CLA on record.
2008-06-25 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.
2008-09-03 -- There is a dependency on LPGL code that will be removed before release. 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.
2008-09-11 -- There is a dependency on LGPL code that will be removed before release 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.