Ben Balter ben.balter.com

Why you probably shouldn’t add a CLA to your open source project

The TLDR:

Contributor license agreements (a “nice to have” for many corporate-backed open source projects) create a contribution-hostile developer experience, require significant administrative overhead, shift legal blame to the party least equipped to defend against it, and are unnecessary given modern development tools.

Click through to read each of these points explained in great detail.


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