New CLA tool for Cloud Foundry
I am very pleased to announce that Cloud Foundry will be adopting a streamlined, more user-friendly system for CLAs. No more PDFs! We'll be adopting the new EasyCLA tool that the Linux Foundation has developed, and deprecating our long-serving, trusty dreddbot.
Migration date: Wednesday, October 2nd. We'll be migrating some repositories next week to test things out a bit, but this tool has already been successfully adopted by multiple large open source projects, so this is just an extra precaution.
What does this mean for you: Probably nothing. If you're a contributor who is covered by an existing CLA, you will not have to resign, and you will likely never notice the difference. If you're a maintainer of a project, you should no longer see noticeable delays in pull requests being approved for new contributors. If you're a new contributor, you'll find a newer, streamlined process for signing a CLA and submitting your first pull request.
CCLAs: We're migrating over all of the whitelisted orgs and employees covered by CCLAs, so this migration won't cause anyone to have to re-sign. However - we will be doing a bit of housecleaning with our CCLAs in the next few weeks to make sure everything is current, so I may be reaching out to various companies regarding this. The EasyCLA tool allows for CCLA signees to manage their designated employees by whitelisting a Github org (as most have already been doing with Cloud Foundry), or, if you prefer, by having a list of designated employees that you can access and change manually.
Want to learn more about the EasyCLA tool? Here's a short presentation. Here's the source code, and associated docs.
I would like to thank the LF for building us this seemingly excellent tool, and the dreddbot and its maintainers at the cf-toolsmiths team for years of faithful service.
Please reach out with any concerns or questions you might have about the new tool, or the migration process!
Technical Operations Manager
Cloud Foundry Foundation