@sir I would judge each CLA on its own merits, rather than saying 'no' outright. They can be an overreach, but they can be part of a mature and well-managed project's governance. It depends on what it actually says.

@sir I think the Apache CLA is quite good. It makes it clear what you can expect from the ASF, has an explicit declaration that you can legally license the work to them, and it addresses non-copyright issues like a patent license. It's good due diligence for projects, especially if they might want to provide commercial services around the software.

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@marxjohnson just gave it a read, it's better than most CLAs but imo it's still heavy handed. The same problem is solved more simply by, for example, Linux

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