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Contributors License Agreement (CLA) / Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO) / Fiduciary License Agreement (FLA)
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migrated from:
https://github.com/Whonix/Whonix/issues/355

We have https://github.com/Whonix/Whonix/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md but formalizing it in form of a CLA, DCO or FLA should be done some day. Patrick and Hula like the FLA. Needs research.

There is a tension between encouraging new contributions and making sure legal issues are settled.

Perhaps we can make consent part of the pull request (via CLAHub)? This feature is in development but perhaps stalled:
https://github.com/clahub/clahub/issues/82

phabricator has a sign document feature. Interesting is both, the signature feature as well as their wording. See:
https://secure.phabricator.com/L28

(And they got a separate one for cooperates:
https://secure.phabricator.com/L30)

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JasonJAyalaP updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 12 2015, 8:45 PM
JasonJAyalaP added a project: organization.
JasonJAyalaP created this task.
JasonJAyalaP raised the priority of this task from to Low.
Patrick updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 12 2015, 10:12 PM
Patrick added a project: Whonix.

phabricator has a sign document feature. Interesting is both, the signature feature as well as their wording. See:
https://secure.phabricator.com/L28

(And they got a separate one for cooperates:
https://secure.phabricator.com/L30)

HulaHoop wrote:

I am liking the FLA. I think it strikes the right balance by allowing project leaders the dexterity they need to manage the project while assuring contributors that their work will never be closed off under a proprietary license. Again I know your intentions are good and you wouldn't do such things but this type of agreement encourages and puts new coders at ease, ones who are not necessarily familiar with your philosophy and outlook.

I tend to agree.

Needs more research.

JasonJAyalaP raised the priority of this task from Low to Normal.Jan 12 2015, 10:37 PM

Moritz Bartl would talk to FSFE if we have any questions regarding FLA.

Patrick updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 13 2015, 1:34 PM
Patrick updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 12 2017, 7:23 PM
Patrick set Impact to Needs Triage.