Re: [eclipse.org-committers] eSignature via HelloSign, was: Committers Agreement Open Ended
Michael Keppler <Michael.Keppler@xxxxxx> writes:
> Also, if future changes (which we are surely notified about) turn out
> to be bad, you can still just turn down committer status at that point
> of time, right?
Up to this point it was fine - as an individual contributor, I've signed
the contributor agreement with a party I trust but, at the same time,
our agreement has quite a limited scope so that I do not expect some
legal quirks to backfire at me in areas unrelated to the agreement.
Now, there is a 3-rd party, HelloSign (a DropBox company), that would
provide legally binding eSignature on my behalf:
From: Eclipse Foundation <noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Reminder: IMPORTANT: Action Required - Update Required to your Eclipse Individual Committer Agreement is awaiting your signature
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 20:13:28 +0000
Reply-To: HelloSign <noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Eclipse Foundation is awaiting your signature
To simplify this process, we are using HelloSign  to provide a
secure and legally binding eSignature experience for the exercise.
It claims to reduce the amount of paperwork required from committers but
it does not, quite the opposite.
First, it brings in a new party that, by default, I do not trust in
providing legally binding signature on my behalf.
Second, to retain my Eclipse Individual Committer status, I have to find
a local layer that is professional enough to give a legal advice on
conventional/electronic signatures at the intersection of international
and local laws of:
- the State of California, USA
- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- un-named non-EU country
> Ciao, Michael
> PS: Of course, this is not legal advice.
Libre/Free Java Software Engineer