CLS problem

Vladimir Kosovac vnk at
Sat Dec 22 23:47:28 UTC 2007

Karl, please try in exactly this order:

1] save the original fedora-icla-karl.txt attachment to your Desktop
2] start Applications-->Accessories-->Text Editor
3] In Text Editor, click File-->Open and browse to:
4] Fill in required details
5] In Text Editor, click File-->Save and close the editor.
6] Open Terminal
7] run this command:

gpg -a --sign Desktop/fedora-icla-karl.txt

and enter your GPG passphrase when prompted
8] File fedora-icla-karl.txt.asc should now be in ~/Desktop
9] Send this file as an attachment to email message
10] (optional) let us know whether it worked


Karl Larsen wrote:
>    I am not able to do this. I have been trying to reply to email sent
> to me with the file  fedora-icla-karl.txt which I added the I Agree and
> Karl Larsen to. The new Instructions show how to do this with Gedit and
> I used that. The resulting file is very different than the one made
> directly with gpg. Here is the new file:
> The Fedora Project
> Individual Contributor License Agreement (CLA)
>    Thank you for your interest in The Fedora Project (the
>    "Project"). In order to clarify the intellectual property license
>    granted with Contributions from any person or entity, Red hat,
>    Inc. ("Red Hat"), as maintainer of the Project, must have a
>    Contributor License Agreement (CLA) on file that has been signed
>    by each Contributor, indicating agreement to the license terms
>    below. This license is for Your protection as a Contributor as
>    well as the protection of the Project and its users; it does not
>    change your rights to use your own Contributions for any other
>    purpose.
>    If you have not already done so, please complete an original signed
>    Agreement. Use black ink, and hand-print or type the items other than
>    the signature. Send the completed Agreement to
>        Fedora Project, c/o Red Hat, Inc.,
>        Attn: Legal Affairs
>        1801 Varsity Drive
>        Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606 U.S.A.
>   If necessary, you may send it by facsimile to the Project at
>   +1-919-754-3704 or e-mail a signed pdf copy of the document to
>   fedora-legal at Please read this document carefully before
>   signing and keep a copy for your records.
>    Full name:                  Karl Larsen  E-Mail:      k5di at
>    Address:
> 3310 East Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005
>    Telephone: 575 524-3303
>    Facsimile:
>    You and the Project hereby accept and agree to the following terms
> and conditions:
>    1. Contributors and Contributions.
>       A. The Project and any individual or legal entity that
>       voluntarily submits to the Project a Contribution are
>       collectively addressed herein as "Contributors". For legal
>       entities, the entity making a Contribution and all other
>       entities that control, are controlled by, or are under common
>       control with that entity are considered to be a single
>       Contributor. For the purposes of this definition, "control"
>       means (i) the power, direct or indirect, to cause the direction
>       or management of such entity, whether by contract or otherwise,
>       or (ii) ownership of fifty percent (50%) or more of the
>       outstanding shares, or (iii) beneficial ownership of such
>       entity.
>       B. A "Contribution" is any original work, including any
>       modification or addition to an existing work, that has been
>       submitted for inclusion in, or documentation of, any of the
>       products owned or managed by the Project, where such work
>       originates from that particular Contributor or from some entity
>       acting on behalf of that Contributor.
>       C. A Contribution is "submitted" when any form of electronic,
>       verbal, or written communication is sent to the Project,
>       including but not limited to communication on electronic
>       mailing lists, source code control systems, and issue tracking
>       systems that are managed by, or on behalf of, the Project for
>       the purpose of discussing or improving software or
>       documentation of the Project, but excluding communication that
>       is conspicuously marked or otherwise designated in writing by
>       you as "Not a Contribution."
>       D. Any Contribution submitted by you to the Project shall be
>       under the terms and conditions of this License, without any
>       additional terms or conditions, unless you explicitly state
>       otherwise in the submission.
>    2. Contributor Grant of License. You hereby grant to Red Hat,
>       Inc., on behalf of the Project, and to recipients of software
>       distributed by the Project:
>       (a) a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, fully paid-up,
>       royalty free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce,
>       prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly
>       perform, sublicense, and distribute your Contribution and such
>       derivative works; and,
>       (b) a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, fully paid-up,
>       royalty free, irrevocable (subject to Section 3) patent license
>       to make, have made, use, offer to sell, sell, import, and
>       otherwise transfer your Contribution and derivative works
>       thereof, where such license applies only to those patent claims
>       licensable by you that are necessarily infringed by your
>       Contribution alone or by combination of your Contribution with
>       the work to which you submitted the Contribution.  Except for
>       the license granted in this section, you reserve all right,
>       title and interest in and to your Contributions.
>    3. Reciprocity. As of the date any such litigation is filed, your
>       patent grant shall immediately terminate with respect to any
>       party that institutes patent litigation against you (including
>       a cross-claim or counterclaim in a lawsuit) alleging that your
>       Contribution, or the work to which you have contributed,
>       constitutes direct or contributory patent infringement.
>    4. You represent that you are legally entitled to grant the above
>       license. If your employer(s) has rights to intellectual
>       property that you create that includes your Contributions, you
>       represent that you have received permission to make
>       Contributions on behalf of that employer, that your employer
>       has waived such rights for your Contributions to the Project,
>       or that your employer has executed a separate Corporate CLA
>       with the Project.
>    5. You represent that each of your Contributions is your original
>       creation (see section 7 for submissions on behalf of others).
>       You represent that your Contribution submission(s) include
>       complete details of any third-party license or other
>       restriction (including, but not limited to, related copyright,
>       patents and trademarks) of which you are personally aware and
>       which are associated with any part of your Contribution.
>    6. You are not expected to provide support for your Contributions,
>       except to the extent you desire to provide support. You may
>       provide support for free, for a fee, or not at all. Your
>       Contributions are provided on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT
>       WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or
>       implied, including, without limitation, any warranties or
>    7. Should you wish to submit work that is not your original
>       creation, you may submit it to the Project separately from any
>       Contribution, identifying the complete details of its source
>       and of any license or other restriction (including, but not
>       limited to, related patents, trademarks, and license
>       agreements) of which you are personally aware, and
>       conspicuously marking the work as "Submitted on behalf of a
>       third-party: [named here]".
>    8. You agree to notify the Project of any facts or circumstances
>       of which you become aware that would make these representations
>       inaccurate in any respect.
>    9. The Project is under no obligations to accept and include every
> contribution.
>    If you agree to these terms and conditions, type "I agree" here: I agree
>    Enter your full name here: Karl Larsen
>    Signing code: 6314c512cb565e955aec16204c1fad48
>    E-mail: k5di at
>    Date: 2007-12-18 17:00:49.46

   When I reply to the email I put this file in as an Attachment as the
Instructions say on Thunderbird but the return message says it didn't
work. Any ideas?


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