CLS problem

Karl Larsen k5di at
Sun Dec 23 00:29:10 UTC 2007

Karl Larsen wrote:
> Hi Vlad, nothing back from fedora yet. attached is the file I made.
> Karl
> PS: Thank you and Merry Christmas from an old Jew :-)
> Vladimir Kosovac wrote:
>> 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:
>> Desktop/fedora-icla-karl.txt
>> 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
>> Vladimir
>> 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?
>> Karl
    I got the old and bad message that it didn't work. I'm about to say 
no more.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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