2011-06-02

WARNING: Fedora Project Contributor Agreement deadline is June 18th.

One of the items that every Fedora contributor has signed is some version of the Fedora Individual Contributor License Agreement. There were various long discussions about it over the years, and about 1.5 years ago a process was put together to get feedback and improve the language. In May of this year, the process of getting people to sign the new agreement was put in place. On June 18th the process will end, and those people

From an email sent to many people who have not signed the contributor agreement yet:

Dear Fedora Contributor,

Recently, we announced that Fedora is in the process of retiring our old
"Individual Contributor License Agreement" (also known as the ICLA or
CLA) and replacing it with the new Fedora Project Contributor Agreement
(FPCA).

All Fedora contributors with accounts in the Fedora Account System
(https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts) who have agreed to the old
CLA *MUST* agree to the new FPCA by June 17, 2011 to continue
contributing to Fedora.

At this point in time, you have not yet agreed to the FPCA. If you do
not agree to the FPCA soon, you will be removed from "cla_done" and lose
access to any groups that depend upon "cla_done", including "packager",
"ambassador", Fedora People, and some Fedora Hosted projects.

To avoid this, just login to the Fedora Account system and agree to the
FPCA. Here is how you do it:

1) Login to the Fedora Account System:
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts
2) Once logged in, click on the "My Account" link in the blue box on the
left side of the window.
3) On the page that loads, you will see a section labeled "Account
Details". Look for the line that says "Contributor Agreement". On that
line, you should see a new section that says:

"New CLA Not Signed - We need contributors to sign the new Contributor
Agreement(Complete it now!)"

Click on "Complete it now!" and follow the prompts.

*****

More information about the FPCA, including the final FPCA text, can be
found here:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal:Fedora_Project_Contributor_Agreement

If you have any additional questions about the FPCA or the re-signing
process, please feel free to email me directly at legal@fedoraproject.org.

Thanks,

Tom Callaway, Fedora Legal


To sign the agreement go to Fedora Accounts. Go here for the complete text.

What happens if you don't sign the agreement?
  1. You will lose fedorapeople access
  2. You will lose your foo@fedoraproject.org email address
  3. You will lose access to most of the fedora groups you are in.
If somehow you do miss the deadline, you can log in afterwords and accept, however you will need to work on getting re-sponsored in any groups you were previously in. 
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