Re: CLA signing automation


Misha Brukman <mbru...@...>
 

I've reached out to The Linux Foundation folks I've previously spoken to about CLA automation (which wasn't implemented yet, as you can tell, and I haven't heard back from for a while). I believe they already have a GitHub bot we can reuse. I'll let you know what I find out.


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 9:19 AM Florian Hockmann <f...@...> wrote:
Thanks for bringing this up, Oleksandr. I agree that it's important to make this process easier for contributors as each additional loop they have to jump through could prevent them from contributing to JanusGraph in the first place.

Apparently, Kubernetes has automated its CLA workflow. They are hosted within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) but it seems to use only infrastructure from the Linux Foundation and since the CNCF is also a Linux Foundation project, we should be able to use the same system in general.
They also have docs on how to set up the automation for a new repo. At first glance, it looks like we only need a JanusGraph group for identity.linuxfoundation.org.

While we're at it we could also automate the DCO check with a DCO bot. We currently have to check this manually while reviewing a PR which we tend to forget sometimes.

Am Freitag, 8. Februar 2019 08:16:31 UTC+1 schrieb Oleksandr Porunov:
Hello,

I have a concern about current CLA signing workflow. Currently we need to print a CLA agreement then fill it, then scan it then send it via email and then wait for an unknown amount of time while it is checked then wait while the PR with your signing details is merged into https://github.com/JanusGraph/legal.
It causes very huge delays sometimes more than 1 month. I think it is a big disadvantage for accepting new contributions.

I think we would be able to use either Google form for CLA accepting like this one:

Or maybe use some tool for CLA automation like this one:

There are a lot of CLA automation tools. I think we could use some.

Can we automate this process to digitally sign CLAs or we need real scanned paper copy?

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