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From Santiago Gala <santiago.g...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Suggestion regarding improvement of iCLA submission process
Date Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:40:17 GMT
El jue, 23-04-2009 a las 07:39 +0100, Robert Burrell Donkin escribió:
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 7:16 AM, Richard Hirsch <hirsch.dick@gmail.com> wrote:
> > The current CLA submission process is described here:
> > http://www.apache.org/dev/committers.html#cla-registration
> >
> > I'd like to make a suggestion that emails be sent to people to submitting
> > iCLAs so that they have idea of the status of their submission. I'd suggest
> > sending emails when an iCLA has been received, when it has been
> > acknowledged and finally when it has been registered.
> >

It might be possible, for those received via email, that the script that
commits the attachments (fairly recent addition to our processes) emails
back some sort of "acknowledgement".

> > This would improve the process and avoid emails in the podling mailing lists
> > asking about the status of individual iCLA submissions.
> >
> > I've just submitted an iCLA via email and I have no way to check its status
> > besides looking at the Committers' page (
> > http://people.apache.org/~jim/committers.html) on a daily basis.
> >
> > Thanks.
> 
> don't be so quick to thanks us ;-) the price of submitting ideas is
> being willing to actively help to make it happen :-)
> 
> IMO asking the secretary to send more mails would just add more strain
> to our key volunteer infrastructure. so, the some means of automation
> would be needed.
> 
> IMHO this means using JIRA to record and track these documents and the
> associated workflow. the easiest way to do this would be by finding a
> way to allow contributors to submit an iCLA via JIRA. AIUI the
> requirement for submission by fax, email or mail is a legal one, so
> the first step you need to take is to subscribe to legal-discuss and
> ask what steps apache needs to take to allow submission of iCLAs via
> JIRA.
> 
> - robert
> 
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