[pjsip] Contributor Agreement: how to submit somebody else's patch]

Luca Ceresoli luca at lucaceresoli.net
Mon Apr 11 09:01:44 EDT 2016


Dear Jeff,

On 09/04/2016 00:37, Jeff Brower wrote:
> Luca-
> 
> Did you get a reply on this ?  I have not seen a reply, maybe I missed something.

I got a reply from Ming [0]. I asked for further clarification [1] and
got no reply to that.

My best understanding is that without a publicly-visible authorization
from the original patch author I cannot submit it. And the original
patch is so simple and straightforward that I cannot think of any way to
rewrite it without making it worse.

[0]
http://lists.pjsip.org/pipermail/pjsip_lists.pjsip.org/2016-March/019039.html

[1]
http://lists.pjsip.org/pipermail/pjsip_lists.pjsip.org/2016-March/019063.html

> 
> -Jeff
> 
> 
> --------------- Original Message ---------------
> Subject: [pjsip] Contributor Agreement: how to submit somebody else's patch
> From:    "Luca Ceresoli" <luca at lucaceresoli.net>
> Date:    Mon, March 14, 2016 2:39 pm
> To:      pjsip at lists.pjsip.org
> ------------------------------------------------
> 
> Dear PJSIP developers,
> 
> I have a question concerning the Contributor Agreement
> (http://trac.pjsip.org/repos/wiki/ContributionAgreement).
> 
> I have a build problem in PJSIP and found a patch to fix it on the repository of another open source project. The
> original author does not seem to be interested in mainlining their fix.
> 
> I would like to send myself the patch but I'm not sure I'm allowed to do it because of the following sentence in the
> agreement:
> 
>> With respect to your contribution, you represent that: [...]
>> it is an original work
> 
> In this case I cannot state it is an original work. And if my
> understanding is correct it would be illegal to apply the fix under the agreement, unless the original author wants to
> submit it.
> 
> Am I correct?
> 
> How can I have the fix in upstream?
> 
> Thanks,
> 

-- 
Luca




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