Subject: Contributor Agreements (Was: Licensing question)
From: David Ryan <david@livemedia.com.au>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 16:18:48 +1100


The discussion of contributor agreements made me wonder about standard 
practices for these documents.  I've grabbed a few links to see how 
others have drafted theirs.

http://www.netbeans.org/download/contributor-agreement.pdf
http://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.txt
http://www.apache.org/licenses/cla-corporate.txt
http://www.openoffice.org/licenses/jca.pdf
http://ecos.sourceware.org/assign.html
http://www.cygwin.com/assign.txt
http://rhea.redhat.com/CCMCopyrightAssignment.html

Would there be in any value in having the OSI maintain and approve 
standard templates for these?  It is obvious that these documents are 
becoming an important aspect of the open source life cycle of projects.

Regards,
David.

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