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Month: October 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] Contributor License Agreements

From: Michele Calgaro <michele.calgaro@...>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:17:39 +0900
> Some technical questions:
> 1) It would be useful to either pre-fill 'Us' or add instructions how it
> should be filled.
> 2) Remember that the contributors can be from all over the world, and it would
> be good to specify the fax number including international callsign -
> ie: +1 (415) 639-6630.
> 3) If sending by email procedure should be what? Print, fill in
> informations 'You', be signed, scanned and sent as images?
> It would be good instructions also add to the web page.

Slavek raised some good points.

I went through the individual CLA and my understanding is that it should 
be signed by both the Contributor and by "Us". Am I right? How is the 
Contributor getting a copy from "Us" after the signature? It would be 
good to add some information as well.

As a general observation, I have no problem with a CLA (as long as my 
employer approves that) and I do understand why you want to introduce 
them, but I think it may scare away potentially new contributors in case 
they come along, especially people from outside the US. The contents of 
the CLA is "nothing new", but being a legally binding document, some 
people may just think "What the hell? I will join another open project".

Just my 2 cents.