Contributor’s Agreement

This code is licensed under the Affero GPL, version 3.0 or later LICENSE.

The Affero GPL is a Copyleft license, meaning that it aims to ensure that free and open software remains perpetually free and open by requiring users of it to license their improvements under the same terms as the original.

If you make changes to the software and make the modified software available to users within your organization (for example, students at a university) via a network, this is considered propogation (not conveyance) and you do not need to share your modifications. if you transfer copies of the software to others, this is considered a conveyance.


When contributing to Singularity Python Client, it is important to properly communicate the gist of the contribution. If it is a simple code or editorial fix, simply explaining this within the GitHub Pull Request (PR) will suffice. But if this is a larger fix or Enhancement, it should be first discussed with the project leader or developers.

Please note we have a code of conduct, described below. Please follow it in all your interactions with the project members and users.

Pull Request Process

  1. Send PRs to the master branch for merge as a pypi release, or development if the intention is to add to next pypi release.
  2. Follow the existing code style precedent. This does not need to be strictly defined as there are many thousands of lines of examples. Note the lack of tabs anywhere in the project, parentheses and spacing, documentation style, source code layout, variable scoping, and follow the project’s standards.
  3. Test your PR locally, and provide the steps necessary to test for the reviewers.
  4. The project’s default copyright and header have been included in any new source files.
  5. All (major) changes to Singularity Python Client must be documented in docs. If your PR changes a core functionality, please include clear description of the changes in your PR so that the docs can be updated, or better, submit another PR to update the docs directly.
  6. If necessary, update the
  7. The pull request will be reviewed by others, and the final merge must be done by the project lead, @vsoch (or approved by her).

Code of Conduct

Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Our Responsibilities

Project maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.

Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.


This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community. Examples of representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be further defined and clarified by project maintainers.


Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project leader (@vsoch). All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

Project maintainers, contributors and users who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions with their involvement in the project as determined by the project’s leader(s).


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4, available at