[OpenStack Foundation] HP signs the Python Software Foundation Contributor Agreement

Brian Stevens bstevens at redhat.com
Sun May 19 02:10:09 UTC 2013

Red Hat just completed our 2013 sponsor ship as well.

On 05/07/2013 05:18 PM, Atwood, Mark wrote:
> Hi!
> I’m glad to announce that HP has reviewed and signed the Python Software
> Foundation (PSF) Contributor Agreement on an umbrella basis.  The PSF CA
> is very similar to the OpenStack Contributor Agreement, meaning that
> copyright is not transferred or assigned, but instead license is granted
> to the PSF to redistribute the contributions as part of the Python
> project.  This means that  HP employee developers may  submit code and
> patches to PSF covered projects, such as and especially the Python base
> modules and the contents of the PyPI, without separately having to sign
> the PSF CA themselves.
> This came up as our developers were working on OpenStack, and were
> discovering bugs and gaps in the base Python we all build OpenStack on.
> As part of HP’s commitment to OpenStack and to the open source process
> in general, we decided that the right thing to do was contribute fixes
> to the Python community, thus making both OpenStack and Python better
> for everyone.
> I would like to encourage all of the organizational members of the
> OpenStack Foundation to review the PSF contributor agreement, and then
> sign it on an umbrella basis, or approve it for their own developer
> employees to sign it.  And I would like to encourage all the independent
> contributors to likewise sign the PSF CA.
> Oh, and the PSF does good work and puts on good conferences.  They could
> use more corporate sponsorship.  Give them money.  Python is a
> foundation that OpenStack is built on.
> Many thanks to Robert Collins for raising the issue and suggesting this
> course of action.
> ..m
> *Mark Atwood <mark.atwood at hp.com>
> *Director of Open Source Evangelism for HP Cloud Services
> M +1-206-473-7118
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