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Development Resources/IP Due Diligence for Git and Gerrit

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Revision as of 21:38, 30 October 2012 by Wayne.eclipse.org (Talk | contribs) (The Contribution)

This is a work-in-progress that hasn't been implemented yet. The Eclipse IP Due Diligence Process poster is the authority with regard to how IP contributions must be handled.

Git provides makes it easy to wrap and indefinitely persist contributions along with metadata. Specifically, contributions delivered via Git are packed into commit records that include the identity of the contributor, dates, comments, etc.

Project information pages include a block that looks something like this:

Contribute section.png

The very first paragraph contains a link to this page. Project-specific "how to contribute" pages provide a similar link.

The Contribution

The contribution must have the author field set to the contributor's credentials.

Further, the contribution my be "signed-off-by" the contributor using identical credentials; e.g.

Signed-off-by: Wayne Beaton <wayne@eclipse.org>

By signing off on a contribution, the contributor asserts that:

  1. I have authored 100% of the content I'm contributing
  2. I have the rights to donate the content to Eclipse
  3. I contribute the content under the EPL