[Python-Dev] PEP 545: Python Documentation Translations

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Tue Apr 4 12:29:55 EDT 2017

On Tue, 4 Apr 2017 at 04:58 Julien Palard <julien at palard.fr> wrote:

> Hi, little follow-up about this PEP.
> Please check with the PSF that this is what we really want. In the past
> the suggestion has been to **not** use the PSF license with all of its
> historical baggage but instead use something like Apache. But since IANAL
> we really should ask the PSF what the best license for new code is.
> I checked with the PSF and after a few emails with VanL (thanks), we
> concluded that we need a "Documentation Contribution Agreement" (they're
> working on writing it), then we'll *just* have to ensure contributors are
> understanding and agreeing with it.
> I think we should setup a bot like "The Knights Who Say Ni" from PEP 512
> [1]_ or The Knight Who Say Ni itself, configured for the "DCLA" what do you
> think?

It's definitely possible. The bot is designed to be easily customizable
from a server hosting, PR hosting, and CLA hosting perspective. Question is
whether the DCLA will be managed the same as the CLA, i.e. a flag set on


> The bot will *only* cover contributions from actual github pull requests,
> other means of contributions like transifex can be enforced by other means,
> namely:
>  - We can write a welcome text like "By contributing to this transifex
> project I accept the Documentation Contribution Licence Agreement…".
>  - We can ask contributors to specifically write they accept the licence
> agreement along witht the translation independently of the way they send us
> translations. (It even work for paper…).
> .. [1] PEP 512 -- Migrating from hg.python.org to GitHub
>    (https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0512/#a-bot-to-enforce-cla-signing
> )
> --
> Julien Palard
> https://mdk.fr
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