At Open Data Services, we’ve been discussing the benefits of DCOs and CLAs for contributions to our open source codebases.
DCOs and CLAs both ensure that someone has explicitly signed off that their contributions can be used under the relevant licence. DCOs are simpler and easier to do, CLAs have the advantage of allowing us to impose extra conditions (Of most interest to us is the ability to relicense under a different open source licence).
For some of our projects, we had a link to a CLA on contributoragreements.org, but that seems to have broken recently, which isn’t very encouraging.
Does anyone in CoTech have experience with this, and want to share what they’ve done, and why?