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.
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!