It's up to us to decide, and right now we require the iCLA except for trivial contributions.
I want to change this to a more relaxed requirement:
1. Non-committers do not require an iCLA (you need one anyway to get an account, so that's really a non-issue)
2. Require a clear intent by the author to contribute under our normal terms, for a non-trivial change
So some of you will be wondering, what does Apache say about this?
"Yes, that opinion comes from me speaking as a board member and
author of the Apache License, and has previously been cleared
with Apache's legal team for a long ago discussion with Incubator.
We don't need a CLA on file to accept contributions from non-committers.
We just need a clear intent by the author to contribute under
our normal terms."
Other opinions: http:
We need to change our Contribute page:
... as well as any PR templates:
This declaration of intent, if posted on Github, will be reflected on email@example.com since Apache sends out an email on each PR or comment to a PR, so we will be able to track it in our archives.
As usual it is always the committer's responsibility to make sure that all code they push to a repository is compliant with ASF policies.