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From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-09-19 14:30:28

On Sep 19, 2007, at 2:27 PM, Amit Kumar Saha wrote:

>> It's technically a little overkill (from my not-legally-trained
>> understanding), but they thought it might be easier than setting up a
>> new/different procedure just for contributing documentation.
>> Specifically, it keeps one agreement as the overall umbrella for
>> contributing to *all* Open MPI efforts (Open MPI code, Open MPI
>> documentation, the sub-projects, etc.).
> Is there a provision to accept licenses which have been filled up,
> scanned and e-mailed? I am from India, so it would be nice if such an
> arrangement is possible.

I seem to recall the lawyers making a big deal about needing the
physical signature on file.

That being said, the community has always been tolerant of "hey, I've
mailed it to you, it'll take a few days to get there, but I'd like to
start contributing right now..." kind of thing. So "good faith" is
exercised; we just need to make sure that all the t's are crossed and
i's are dotted in the short term.

Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems