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Add version 1.0 of the contributor agreement

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+ Topical Guide Contributor Agreement 1.0
+This Topical Guide Contributor Agreement ("TGCA") applies to any contribution
+that you make to any product or project managed by us (the "project"), and sets
+out the intellectual property rights you grant to us in the contributed
+materials. The term "us" shall mean Brigham Young University. The term "you"
+shall mean the person or entity identified below. If you agree to be bound by
+these terms, fill in the information requested below and sign the TGCA where
+indicated below. Read this agreement carefully before signing. These terms and
+conditions constitute a binding legal agreement.
+1. The term 'contribution' or 'contributed materials' means any source code,
+object code, patch, tool, sample, graphic, specification, manual, documentation,
+or any other material posted or submitted by you to the project.
+2. With respect to any worldwide copyrights, or copyright applications and
+registrations, in your contribution:
+a) you hereby assign to us joint ownership, and to the extent that such
+ assignment is or becomes invalid, ineffective or unenforceable, you hereby
+ grant to us a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, no-charge,
+ royalty-free, unrestricted license to exercise all rights under those
+ copyrights. This includes, at our option, the right to sublicense these same
+ rights to third parties through multiple levels of sublicensees or other
+ licensing arrangements;
+b) you agree that each of us can do all things in relation to your contribution
+ as if each of us were the sole owners, and if one of us makes a derivative
+ work of your contribution, the one who makes the derivative work (or has it
+ made) will be the sole owner of that derivative work;
+c) you agree that you will not assert any moral rights in your contribution
+ against us, our licensees or transferees;
+d) you agree that we may register a copyright in your contribution and exercise
+ all ownership rights associated with it; and
+e) you agree that neither of us has any duty to consult with, obtain the consent
+ of, pay or render an accounting to the other for any use or
+ distribution of your contribution.
+3. With respect to any patents you own, or that you can license without payment
+to any third party, you hereby grant to us a perpetual, irrevocable,
+non-exclusive, worldwide, no-charge, royalty-free license to:
+a) make, have made, use, sell, offer to sell, import, and otherwise transfer
+ your contribution in whole or in part, alone or in combination with or
+ included in any product, work or materials arising out of the project to
+ which your contribution was submitted, and
+b) at our option, to sublicense these same rights to third parties through
+ multiple levels of sublicensees or other licensing arrangements.
+4. Except as set out above, you keep all right, title, and interest in your
+contribution. The rights that you grant to us under these terms are effective on
+the date you first submitted a contribution to us, even if your submission took
+place before the date you sign these terms. Any contribution we make available
+under any license will also be made available under a suitable FSF (Free
+Software Foundation) or OSI (Open Source Initiative) approved license.
+5. You covenant, represent, warrant and agree that:
+a) each contribution that you submit is and shall be an original work of
+ authorship and you can legally grant the rights set out in this OCA;
+b) to the best of your knowledge, each contribution will not violate any third
+ party's copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other intellectual property
+ rights; and
+c) each contribution shall be in compliance with U.S. export control laws and
+ other applicable export and import laws.
+You agree to notify us if you become aware of any circumstance which would make
+any of the foregoing representations inaccurate in any respect. Brigham Young
+University may publicly disclose your participation in the project, including
+the fact that you have signed the TGCA.
+6. This TGCA is governed by the laws of the State of Utah and applicable U.S.
+Federal law. Any choice of law rules will not apply.
+7. Please place an "x" on one of the applicable statements below. Please do NOT
+mark both statements:
+____ I am signing on behalf of myself as an individual and no other person or
+ entity, including my employer, has or will have rights with respect my
+ contributions.
+____ I am signing on behalf of my employer or a legal entity and I have the
+ actual authority to contractually bind that entity.
+Company's Name (if applicable):
+Title or Role (if applicable):
+*Mailing Address:
+*Telephone, Fax and Email:
+*Project Name:
+Github Username (if applicable):
+* Required field
+This document is derived from version 1.7.1 of the Oracle Contributor Agreement
+and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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