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ICLA Signing Process

Apache sign icla guide

Note: This article refers to the Apache icla signing process guide document of the shenyu-website project

Apache CLA short for Apache Contributor License Agreement, the purpose of this agreement is to clearly define the terms under which intellectual property has been contributed to the ASF and thereby allow us to defend the project should there be a legal dispute regarding the software at some future time. A signed ICLA is required to be on file before an individual is given commit rights to any ASF project.

The process of submitting ICLA are:

1. First, click the link Apache Licenses and find CLAs under the Contributor License Agreements section.


2. At the top of the page, there are two download links choose ICLA(Individual Contributor License Agreement) and download it.


3. Open the PDF, and fill in the following columns in English.

To be noticed:

  • Leave a space between family name and last name, remember capitalize the first letter, please write family name at first.
  • Preferred Apache id(s) is a required field for committers.


  • (optional) preferred Apache id(s):Select a SVN ID which is not exists on Apache committer.
  • (optional) notify project:Apache Linkis


4. The signature at the bottom of the document: Apache only accept hand-written signature or PDF signature software


5. After signing, send the icla.pdf command as username-icla.pdf to the email address provided by the instructor (The email address is, here is the mail template:

To be noticed:
Don't cc,Otherwise, you will get feedback: Please do not cc anyone when you submit your ICLA because it contains PII.
notify project has already in ICLA, it will send to

Subject: Accept to become a linkis committer

Hello everyone:
I have accepted the Apache Linkis PMC
invitation to become linkis committer, the attachment
is my ICLA information.

Here is a specific example:


6. After the email is sent successfully, Apache Linkis official community informs

Manual signature and PDF software signature demo

PDF online signature

  • Download the PDF source file
  • Fill in items and personal information
  • Open PDF and sign URL online
  • Signature
  • Save and download signed pdf fils
  • Send to the specified mailbox

Handwritten signature

  • Download the PDF source file
  • Fill in items and personal information
  • Print documents
  • Handwritten signature
  • Convert photos into single pdf file
  • Send to the specified mailbox

For example files, please refer to