Individual Contribution License Agreement

Thank you for your interest in contributing to software projects managed by the Mifos Initiative.

This Contribution License Agreement ("Agreement") is agreed to by the party signing ("You"), and conveys certain license rights to the Mifos Initiative, ("Mifos") for Your contributions to Mifos open source projects.
  • 1 Definitions

    Code means the computer software code, whether in human-readable or machine-executable form, that is delivered by You to Mifos under this Agreement.

    Project means any of the projects owned or managed by Mifos and offered under a license approved by the Open Source Initiative.

    Submit is the act of uploading, submitting, transmitting, or distributing code or other content to any Project, including but not limited to communication on electronic mailing lists, source code control systems, and issue tracking systems that are managed by, or on behalf of, the Project for the purpose of discussing and improving that Project, but excluding communication that is conspicuously marked or otherwise designated in writing by You as "Not a Contribution."

    Contribution means the Code and any other copyrightable material Submitted by You, including any associated comments and documentation.

    2 Your Contribution

    You must agree to the terms of this Agreement before making a Contribution to any Project. This Agreement covers any and all Contributions that You, now or in the future (except as described in Section 4 below), Submit to any Project.

    3 Originality of Work

    You represent that each of Your Contributions is entirely Your original work. Should You wish to Submit materials that are not Your original work, You may Submit them separately to the Project if You (a) retain all copyright and license information that was in the materials as you received them, (b) in the description accompanying your Contribution, include the phrase "Contribution containing materials of a third party:" followed by the names of the third party and any licenses or other restrictions of which You are aware, and (c) follow any other instructions in the Project's written guidelines concerning Contributions.

    4 Licenses

    Copyright License
    You grant Mifos, and those who receive the Code directly or indirectly from Mifos, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable license in the Contribution to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, and distribute the Contribution and such derivative works, and to sublicense any or all of the foregoing rights to third parties.

    Patent License
    You grant Mifos, and those who receive the Code directly or indirectly from Mifos, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable license under your patent claims that directly read on the Code to make, have made, use, offer to sell, sell and import or otherwise dispose of the Code.

    Other Rights Reserved
    Each party reserves all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement. No additional licenses or rights whatsoever (including, without limitation, any implied licenses) are granted by implication, exhaustion, estoppel or otherwise.

    5 Representations and Warranties

    You represent that You are legally entitled to grant the above licenses. You represent that each of Your Contributions is entirely Your original work (except as you may have disclosed under Section 3). You are not expected to provide support for Your Contribution, unless you choose to do so.

    UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING, AND EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTIES EXPRESSLY STATED IN SECTIONS 3, AND 5, THE Contribution PROVIDED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTY OF NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

    6 Notice to Mifos

    You agree to notify Mifos in writing of any facts or circumstances of which You later become aware that would make Your representations in this Agreement inaccurate in any respect.

    7 Information about Contributions

    You acknowledge that contributions to Projects and information about contributions may be maintained indefinitely and disclosed publicly, including your name and other information that you submit with Your Contribution.

    8 Governing Law/Jurisdiction/Attorneys' Fees

    This Agreement shall be construed and controlled by the laws of the State of Washington, and the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the federal courts sitting in Snohomish County, Washington, unless no federal subject matter jurisdiction exists, in which case the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the Superior Court of Snohomish County, Washington. The parties waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non-conveniens.

    9 Entire Agreement/Assignment

    This Agreement is the entire agreement between the parties, and supersedes any and all prior agreements, understandings or communications, written or oral, between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may be assigned by Mifos.