[Python-Dev] Contributor agreements (was Re: DRAFT: python-dev summary for 2006-04-01 to 2006-04-15)

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon May 29 22:23:01 CEST 2006

Contributor agreements

If you're listed in the `Python acknowledgments`_, and you haven't
signed a `contributor agreement`_, please submit one as soon as
possible.  Note that this includes even the folks that have been
around forever -- the PSF would like to be as careful as possible on
this one.
I believe I did submit something some time ago, but I am not positive, and 
even if I did, I don't know whether it was a recent enough version.  So I 
suggest that

>.. _Python acknowledgments:
>  http://svn.python.org/projects/python/trunk/Misc/ACKS

put a star besides names for which there is a recent enough form.
Another problem with that list is that it apparently includes people who 
have not actually contributed text or code in the distribution and who 
therefor do not (?) need to send in an agreement.

Also, it says 'not in any useful order', which is weird, because it is 
alphabetical, which is quite useful for finding a particular name (or not 

>.. _contributor agreement: 

By itself, this link is inadequate since there is a blank for 'Initial 
License' with no choices indicated.  So the summary needs a link to an 
instruction page also.  The form is also a bit confusing since it appears 
to talk about future contributions but the last line tacked on to the 
bottom refers to the past.  If it means both, then why not say so in the 
main text in a way that non-lawyers can understand?

Terry Jan Reedy

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