Software Donation Guide
Before you go through this guide, make sure you have confirmed with PMC that a SGA is actually needed.
If you are donating significant amount of code or documentation to Apache Dubbo , you will be required to sign a Software Grant before your code/doc could be merged.
- Download this pdf
- Print it out
- Fill in the blanks (see below as an example)
- Request your boss to sign it
- Scan it
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com
Below is an text versioned example, original text could be found here
License Agreement This License Agreement is entered into as of the _12th_ day of ___April____, __2018__ by ___ABC Software Co., Ltd.____ ("Licensor"), in favor of The Apache Software Foundation, a Delaware nonstock membership corporation (the "Foundation"). WHEREAS, Licensor owns or has sufficient rights to contribute the software source code and other related intellectual property as itemized on Exhibit A ("Software") under the terms of this agreement to the Foundation for use within Foundation software development projects ("Projects"). NOW, THEREFORE, FOR GOOD AND VALUABLE CONSIDERATION, the receipt and legal sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound, agree as follows: 1. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, Licensor hereby grants to the Foundation: a) a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, distribute and sublicense, internally and externally, the Software and such derivative works, in source code and object code form; and, b) a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable patent license under Licensed Patents to make, use, sell, offer to sell, import and otherwise transfer the Software in source code and object code form. "Licensed Patents" mean patent claims owned by Licensor which are necessarily infringed by the use or sale of the Software alone. 2. Licensor represents that, to Licensor's knowledge, Licensor is legally entitled to grant the above license. Licensor agrees to notify the Foundation of any facts or circumstances of which Licensor becomes aware and which makes or would make Licensor's representations in this License Agreement inaccurate in any respect. 3. This Software is provided AS-IS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER THE LICENSOR NOR ITS SUPPLIERS WILL BE LIABLE TO THE FOUNDATION OR ITS LICENSEES FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS), HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OR DISTRIBUTION OF THE WORK OR THE EXERCISE OF ANY RIGHTS GRANTED HEREUNDER, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. This License Agreement is the entire agreement of the parties with respect to its subject matter, and may only be amended by a writing signed by each party. This License Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be considered an original. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Licensor has executed this License Agreement as of the date first written above. LICENSOR: Signed By: _____________________________________ <--- Your boss's sign here Print Name: _____Lei Li_________________________ <--- Your boss's name here Title: ____Director_____________________________ <--- Your boss's title here Representing: ____ABC Software Co., Ltd. _______ ________________________________________________ Contact Name: ____Lei Li________________________ <--- Your boss's name here Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org________________ <--- Your boss's email here Exhibit A List of software and other intellectual property covered by this agreement: * Github address where your code is hosted * Pull request link
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