[Python-Dev] Contributor Agreements for Patches - was [Jython-dev] Jython on Google AppEngine!

Jim Baker jbaker at zyasoft.com
Wed Apr 8 17:50:55 CEST 2009

A question that arose on this thread, which I'm forwarding for context (and
we're quite happy about it too!):

   - What is the scope of a patch that requires a contributor agreement?
   This particular patch on #1188 simply adds obvious (in retrospect of course)
   handling on SecurityException so that it's treated in a similar fashion to
   IOException (possibly a bit more buried), so it seems like a minor patch.
   - Do Google employees, working on company time, automatically get treated
   as contributors with existing contributor agreements on file with the PSF?
   If so, are there are other companies that automatically get this treatment?
   - Should we change the workflow for roundup to make this assignment of
   license clearer (see Tobias's idea in the thread about a click-though

In these matters, Jython, as a project under the Python Software Foundation,
intends to follow the same policy as CPython.

- Jim

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Frank Wierzbicki <fwierzbicki at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Jython-dev] Jython on Google AppEngine!
To: James Robinson <jamesr at google.com>
Cc: Jython Developers <jython-dev at lists.sourceforge.net>, Alan Kennedy <
jython-dev at xhaus.com>

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 11:22 AM, James Robinson <jamesr at google.com> wrote:
> I submitted 1188 and I'm a Google employee working on company time.  Let
> know if anything further is needed, but we have quite a few contributors
> the Python project working here.
Excellent, and thanks!  1188 was already slated for inclusion in our
upcoming RC, but knowing that it is in support of GAE moves it up to a
very high priority.


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