The Contributor License Agreement (CLA) service of the Linux Foundation lets project contributors read, sign, and submit contributor license agreements easily.

This repository contains both the backend and front-end UI for supporting and managing the application.

This platform supports both GitHub and Gerrit source code repositories. Additional information can be found in the Getting Started Guide.

Third-party Services


Besides integration with Auth0 and Salesforce, the CLA system has the following third party services:

  • Docusign for CLA agreement e-sign flow

  • Docraptor for convert html CLA template as PDF file

CLA Backend

The CLA project has two backend projects.

The majority of the backend APIs are implemented in python, and can be found in the cla-backend directory.

Recent backend development was implemented in Golang, and can be found in the cla-backend-go directory. In particular, this backend contains APIs powering Automated Templates, GitHub Approved List of contributors, and Duplicate Company handling in the Corporate Console.

CLA Frontend


CLA frontend consists of three independent SPA build with Ionic framework:

EasyCLA Architechture

The following diagram explains the EasyCLA architecture.

EasyCLA Architecture

EasyCLA Release Process

The following diagram illustrates the EasyCLA release process:

EasyCLA Release Process


Copyright The Linux Foundation and each contributor to CommunityBridge.

This project’s source code is licensed under the MIT License. A copy of the license is available in LICENSE.

The project includes source code from keycloak, which is licensed under the Apache License, version 2.0 (Apache-2.0), a copy of which is available in LICENSE-keycloak.

This project’s documentation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY-4.0). A copy of the license is available in LICENSE-docs.