New CFF Contributor License Agreement will need to be signed

Chris Clark

Hello all,

On January 1, 2021, the Cloud Foundry Foundation changed the corporate structure used to support the organization, and is now a directed fund within the Linux Foundation. This means we’ve had to make some small revisions to our Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

This new agreement is substantively very similar to the last one, except for these minor changes: 

  • updates to references to the legal entities receiving the contributions

  • removal of extraneous schedules at the end of the CCLA

  • clearer references to the use of EasyCLA and process for each company to maintain the list of their authorized contributors

You will likely want to consult with your legal department if you have any questions about the CCLA text itself.

If you are a CLA manager for your respective company, we’ve already reached out to you directly, with instructions asking you to sign the new Corporate Contributor License Agreement (CCLA), and add the same people and groups you had previously added to the approved list for your company. This should just take a few minutes, and, given the minor change to the previous agreement should hopefully be quickly approved by your legal department as needed :)

If you are covered under an existing Corporate Contributor License Agreement (CCLA), your company will need to take the steps outlined above before your pull requests go through.  

If you have signed an Individual Contributor License Agreement (ICLA), you’ll be prompted to resign the next time a pull request goes into a Cloud Foundry repository. This only takes a minute or two. 

We’ll be crossing over to the new CLA later this week; please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Chris Clark
Technical Operations Manager
Cloud Foundry Foundation

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