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The Apache Software Foundation
Apache UIMA Project
Bulk Contribution Checklist
The Apache UIMA project is dedicated to producing a codebase that
has clear IP pedigree and protects the IP rights of others. As part
of this effort, we ask the following questions of all contributions
of software that has been created outside of the project. Our goal is
to provide clear and consistent oversight of the project codebase, as
well as encourage our contributors to carefully examine their
contributions before bringing to the project.
Please Note : This document and your answers are considered public
information, and shall be part of the Apache UIMA project public
Part I : Identification
Please provide the following information
Name : ___________________________________________
E-mail : ___________________________________________
Mailing address :
Employer : ___________________________________________
Part II : Description
Please describe the contribution :
Part III : Statement of Origination
a) Have you personally written all of the code or other material
that you are intending to contribute to this project, and if so,
are you an Authorized Committer on the Apache UIMA project?
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
If "yes", you're done with Part III, skip to Part IV
If "no" please continue with the rest of Part III
b) Have you verified the development history of the code to
identify ALL of the authors?
Please list the other authors:
c) Do you have a written agreement with all of the authors that
either gives you ownership of the material or otherwise provides
you sufficient rights to submit this material to the project
on their behalf.
Please provide the details of this agreement:
d) Are all of the authors Authorized Apache UIMA Committers for the part of
the contribution written/created by each author?
[ ] Yes ? if "yes", you're done with Part III, skip to Part IV.
[ ] No ? if "no", please continue with the rest of part III
e) Did any of the authors of the code have access to third
party implementations of similar technology while developing the
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
If "yes", please give details below :
f) Was the code developed in accordance with a development
process which was designed to prevent unauthorized inclusion
of third party intellectual property rights into the code?
(e.g., does the process require that developers not have
concurrent access to third party implementations of similar
technology during development?)
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
If "no", the code isn't eligible for the Apache UIMA Project.
If "yes", please provide short description of the process,
focusing on protections related to third party intellectual
Note : The Apache UIMA project generally performs additional
scans of it's codebase, including bulk contributions, to help
confirm code pedigree. Prior to submitting any contribution,
we strongly encourage you to verify that the contribution is
acceptable. Please see
for more information.
Part IV : Checklist
[ ] Contribution is licensed under the Apache License v2.0
[ ] Software Grant or Corporate Contributor License Agreement and Software
Grant executed and submitted
Signature : ___________________________________________
Print Name : ___________________________________________
Date : ___________________________________________