[Python-Dev] Deciding against the CLA (was: Introducing Electronic Contributor Agreements)

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sat Apr 13 12:30:48 CEST 2013

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org> writes:

> Mark Lawrence writes:
>  > People already use the bug tracker as an excuse not to contribute, 
>  > wouldn't this requirement make the situation worse?
> A failure to sign the CLA is already a decision not to contribute to
> the distribution

As someone who cannot in good faith sign the CLA, that characterisation
is far from accurate: I would very much like to contribute to the Python
distribution, and so have not decided as you describe.

Rather, I leave the matter of contribution undecided, while advocating
(when opportunity arises) against the CLA.

The decision that the current terms are unacceptable does not entail a
decision not to contribute.

(aside: good sigmonster, have a treat.)

 \     Lucifer: “Just sign the Contract, sir, and the Piano is yours.” |
  `\     Ray: “Sheesh! This is long! Mind if I sign it now and read it |
_o__)                                later?” —http://www.achewood.com/ |
Ben Finney

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