Software Grant And Corporate Contribution License Agreement

8 Oct

The CLA also offers legal assurances for the open source project and its manager. The open source project may, for example, rely on assurances and guarantees within the CTC that a contributor has the right to make the contribution that has the right to grant a copyright license for the contribution and is not prevented from making the contribution on the basis of an employer`s intellectual property rights. CLAs that contain a patent license can protect the open source project, its responsible project, and the downstream recipient of an open source contribution from the contributor, who then asserts patent infringement on the basis of the creation, use, sale, offer for sale, or import of the contribution. However, if the GitHub repository provides a separate contribution agreement for the open source project, this CLA overrides GitHub`s default “inbound=outbound” policy. So even in the absence of CLA, the open source project can rely on this GitHub contribution policy to ensure that all contributions to the project can be released under the project`s open source license. . . .