[Python-Dev] Introducing Electronic Contributor Agreements

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Mon Mar 4 17:36:15 CET 2013

On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM, Brian Curtin <brian at python.org> wrote:

> The full announcement is at
> http://blog.python.org/2013/03/introducing-electronic-contributor.html,
> but a summary follows.
> We've now moved to an electronic Contributor License Agreement form at
> http://www.python.org/psf/contrib/contrib-form/ which will hopefully
> ease the signing and sending of forms for our potential contributors.
> The form shows the required fields whether you're signing as an
> individual or a representative of an organization, and removes the
> need to print, scan, fax, etc.
> When a new contributor fills in the form, they are emailed a copy of
> the form and asked to confirm the email address that they used (and
> received that copy at). Upon confirming, the signed form is sent to
> the PSF Administrator and filed away.
> The signature can either be generated from your typed name, or you can
> draw or upload your actual written signature if you choose.

With this in place I would like to propose that all patches submitted to
bugs.python.org must come from someone who has signed the CLA before we
consider committing it (if you want to be truly paranoid we could say that
we won't even look at the code w/o a CLA).
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