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Steve Lime steve.lime at DNR.STATE.MN.US
Mon Mar 6 11:16:23 EST 2006

Hi all: As part of the OSGF incubator process we will need to deal with contributor agreements for both new
and past contributors to MapServer. I'd like to start compiling a list of folks that have added significant (more
than simple bug fixes) bits of code. I'll post a list based on who has CVS access later today or tonite to kick
things off, but would ask you all to think about who you've worked with that might not be widely known.

For example, Pete Olson with the State of Minnesota contributed the EPPL7 and much of original raster 
code but is not widely known. I'm sure there are others.

Other thoughts:

  1)  How should an organization like DMSG be handled? Should an organization sign an agreement like this
  or should individual developers? (there are proposed agreements for both cases)

  2) Should I have to sign 3 agreements, one for each organization I have contributed code under? (UMN,
  DNR, and as myself)

  3) What exactly is the definition of "significant bits of code"?

You can read the draft agreements on the OSGEO wiki: 


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