Jun-04 16:50-17:20 in Symphony

to submit patches to a podling?

to release code to the public?

to maintain trademarks for a podling?

to become a committer on a podling?

This talk explains what common barriers are to accomplishing objectives of people and projects. It explains why The ASF has:

licensing requirements for code submissions and releases,

signing and checksums, download protocols,

voting requirements for releases and project membership,

trademark requirements for web sites and documentation.

With a better common understanding of the legal and technical reasons for apparently arbitrary requirements, people will have an appreciation for how things can be easier.