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Which CLA should I sign on Gerrit?

asked 2015-01-08 17:02:30 -0500

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When choosing a CLA to sign I see a USG CLA and a System CLA with scary-looking descriptions; should I sign these?

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answered 2015-01-08 17:09:15 -0500

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No. Please, please just... no, don't sign anything but the Individual CLA unless you're told otherwise.

We adjusted the descriptions and provided detailed text to try and dissuade anyone from signing, but it didn't stop some people. Then we adjusted them again with even more all-caps shouting warnings in the descriptions, and it still didn't stop a few from mistakenly choosing one of those, ignoring the page they were provided and trying to agree anyway.

The USG CLA and System CLA are an artifact of how we implemented the U.S. Government CLA backend and also how we integrate some outside tools which need to submit changes. We'd like to hide them from the interface but it's going to require a patch to Gerrit.

If you do accidentally try to sign one of those, it won't work (it will be shown as pending approval) and you'll no longer be able to send in patches for review until someone from the Infrastructure Team clears that from the database. Don't be that person.

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Thank you for the answer. Even I was little confused before signing agreement and found this.

ashutoshnarayan gravatar imageashutoshnarayan ( 2015-10-26 14:40:18 -0500 )edit

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