[legal-discuss] CCLA not available anywhere except the non-printable/non-downloadable esign app?

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Thu Feb 5 21:08:57 UTC 2015

On 2015-02-05 21:26:22 +0100 (+0100), Hugo Roy wrote:
> I'm reopening this issue because earlier today, I was trying to
> read the Individual CLA but I couldn't find a copy anywhere. I
> went as far as registering on Launchpad and on Gerrit where I was
> asked to agree to that ICLA without ever getting the opportunity
> to actually read the text, which is quite problematic to say the
> least.

Gerrit displays the text of the agreement on the page where
you choose whether or not to agree to it. When you click "New
Contributor Agreement" and select the radio button for ICLA it
expands a box immediately below it to display the entirety of the
text of the agreement with a heading "Review the agreement" before
you can enter the words "I AGREE" below. If it did not do this in
your browser, that's definitely a bug.

I concur that for a legal document this is still suboptimal and
people would probably like to refer to it outside of our contributor
workflow, certainly long before going through the trouble of signing
up for a contributor account only to discover that they disagree
with the terms and would prefer not to be associated with our

> Maybe it's somewhere and I just didn't see it, then it should be
> more obvious.

Yep, when we refactored a lot of the new contributor walkthrough
documentation we seem to have linked to the agreement page on the
assumption that people were getting there through the process of
signing up for a new account, so we've missed an opportunity to link
to https://review.openstack.org/static/cla.html (which is public but
obviously not well-indexed by search engines). I'll get some more
strategic links in place to make this easier for everyone to find.
Jeremy Stanley
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