[Incubator] labs project assigning copyright

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Wed Jun 3 18:53:26 EDT 2009


Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Peter Baumann wrote:
>> Hi all (+ Bruce, as our incubation mentor),
>> an issue of interest to us (rasdaman) as well.
>> Following some google sessions, we have established an approach as follows:
>> - patches are accepted only via the official website and the resp. form
>> - and, to allow for submission, the Submitter Agreement must be accepted
>> - which then is bundled with the patch into a tarball stored in our 
>> patch repository, and will never be deleted.
>> My understanding (but not my invention) is that this way we can prove 
>> that any code submitted has agreed to the license model.
>> Q: is this procedure considered adequate by OSGeo?
> Peter,
> Is agreement to the submitter agreement done via a web click through?
the form is built such that you only can submit it once the agreement is 
agreed to.
See http://kahlua.eecs.jacobs-university.de:8000/trac/rasdaman/patchmanager
> Could you provide a reference to the submitter agreement?
...is accessible from said page.


> On the face of it, this sounds like a thorough solution.
> Best regards,

Dr. Peter Baumann
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