Re: CLA signing automation
Jason Plurad <plu...@...>
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+1 I agree that the CLA process needs to be improved.
Currently CLAs are submitted to the janusgraph-cla Google Group which is monitored by Misha and me. A representative from the Linux Foundation is also in the group to observe. The group archive provides the historical record of the signed CLA documents.
I have been a bit removed from the JanusGraph community over the past few months for personal issues, but as a community supported project, the absence of any particular members should not prevent the community from moving forward.
Some steps that I propose we take in the short term:
* All PMC members given access to the janusgraph-cla group so that any PMC member can handle incoming CLAs
* Update the Contributing documentation to help eliminate the common follow up questions around ICLA vs CCLA. This mostly consists of ensuring that an individual contributor has verified that their employer/university/organization is aware of the contributions and will not make any claims on the submitted contributions.
Long term, if we can take advantage of some of the Linux Foundation infrastructure to handle or automate this, that would be fantastic. JanusGraph was created as a "lightweight project", so the support the project has received from the LF has been minimal. My understanding is that the marquee projects (like Kubernetes, CNFC, ODPi) have more sponsor money involved, so they have access to nice things.
Thank you Oleksandr and Florian for starting up this thread. If anybody else is interested in helping to push this topic forward, please reply on this thread.
On Friday, February 8, 2019 at 12:49:52 PM UTC-5, Oleksandr Porunov wrote: