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Re: [] 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:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
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 [1] to provide a
secure and legally binding eSignature experience for the exercise.

--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

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

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