[antlr-interest] pull requests at github

Terence Parr parrt at cs.usfca.edu
Wed Jul 11 15:25:26 PDT 2012

Hi Kyle,

interesting. so, in the commit message, they would have a link or something to a certificate of origin.  Maybe once they've made the commit, they can go to the ANTLR site and submit the commit hash to a website where they can click "I give the rights etc." which gives them another SHA1 hash or something that combines their user information with the commit hash. They can then add this to their commit message or perhaps simply in the pull request instead of the commit.

Maybe I should just create a hash for each new contributor, that sort of like their current generator ID. Then, they can simply include this in their pull request and I can check against my ID list.


On Jul 11, 2012, at 2:20 PM, Kyle Ferrio wrote:

> It would be nice to have a permanent, easily auditable yet unobtrusive
> record of contributor testimony.  There is such a mechanism: the commit
> log.  It would be easy for any GitHub user to include a link to the contrib
> agreement in a commit message on his branch before calling for a pull.
> Ideally this would be done with a standardized meta-tag to make it easy for
> the person (or machine) accepting the pull request.
> I agree that it would be great if GitHub would add this to the pull request
> itself.
> Kyle
> On Jul 11, 2012 1:25 PM, "Terence Parr" <parrt at cs.usfca.edu> wrote:
>> Usually, these pull requests are one offs so a click wrap license would be
>> ideal. Those that continue to contribute,  could sign the full meal deal.
>> Hmm…yeah, maybe you're right. we need a page that covers all pull requests
>> from a particular account.
>> it would be nice to have a link or text in each committed pull request to
>> show the certificate of origin. Any ideas there?
>> Ter
>> On Jul 11, 2012, at 1:13 PM, Sam Harwell wrote:
>>> Generally, you'd have someone send you a signed consent form, separate
>> from
>>> the pull request itself, that covers "pull requests sent to the ANTLR
>>> project from account ____" owned by that person. If you get a pull
>> request
>>> from someone who doesn't already have that agreement in place, send them
>> a
>>> message that you need the consent form before being able to consider the
>>> request.
>>> --
>>> Sam Harwell
>>> Owner, Lead Developer
>>> http://tunnelvisionlabs.com
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Terence Parr [mailto:parrt at cs.usfca.edu]
>>> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 3:05 PM
>>> To: ANTLR interest
>>> Subject: [antlr-interest] pull requests at github
>>> Howdy,
>>> people are now submitting nice pull request to the ANTLR project
>> software,
>>> but I have to keep the license clean. That's why I used to accept things
>>> through the feedback page:
>>> http://www.antlr.org/misc/feedback
>>> or with the contributors license agreement. I submitted a feature
>> request to
>>> github to add such a license granting clause to the pull requests. they
>> like
>>> the idea, but I haven't heard back about implementation.
>>> What if we set up a webpage similar to the feedback page (current text
>>> enclosed at the bottom) with a text box where people can submit a URL to
>> a
>>> pull request, certifying the origin of the material in that pull request.
>>> The name/username/email etc. would have to match.very messy.
>>> As a result of the certificate of origin, I could automatically post a
>>> comment to the pull request so that it somehow links the certificate.
>>> Does anybody have any process or legal advice?
>>> Ter
>>> Submission certification of origin and rights
>>> By hitting the submit button, you are warranting and representing that
>> you
>>> have the right to release this code or other content free of any
>> obligations
>>> to third parties and are granting Terence Parr and ANTLR project
>>> contributors, henceforth referred to as The ANTLR Project, a license to
>>> incorporate it into The ANTLR Project tools (such as ANTLRWorks and
>>> StringTemplate) or related works under the BSD license. (For large new
>> code
>>> submissions or major new functionality, The ANTLR Project will ask you to
>>> become an official ANTLR project contributor). You understand that The
>>> Project may or may not incorporate your submission and you warrant and
>>> represent the following:
>>> I created this submission. I am the author of all contributed work
>> submitted
>>> and further warrant and represent that such work is my original creation
>> and
>>> I have the right to license it to The ANTLR Project for release under the
>>> BSD license. I hereby grant The ANTLR Project a nonexclusive,
>> irrevocable,
>>> royalty-free, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, prepare
>> derivative
>>> works, and otherwise use this contribution as part of the ANTLR project,
>>> associated documentation, books, and tools at no cost to The ANTLR
>> Project.
>>> I have the right to submit. This submission does not violate the rights
>> of
>>> any person or entity and that I have legal authority over this submission
>>> and to make this certification.
>>> If I violate another's rights, liability lies with me. I agree to defend,
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>>> claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees, made by any third
>> party
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