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Tech Contributor Agreement for The List Powered by Creative Commons

This Tech Contributor Agreement is intended to ensure that Creative Commons and its developer community can work together to build software supporting the mission of Creative Commons that can be freely reused. To that end, in order to become and remain a code contributor to The List Powered by Creative Commons (“The List Project”), you must indicate that you agree to the terms of this Tech Contributor Agreement in the text of your initial pull-request to The List Project. Then we’ll know you’re interested and add you to the project.

Definitions

  • Code: means software source code.

  • Content: means documentation, artwork, or other copyrightable material that is not Code.

  • You: means the individual or entity entering into this Tech Contributor Agreement. "Your" has a corresponding meaning.

Agreement

(1) Your Original Code and Content: If you want to contribute Code and Content that You created to The List Project (“Original Code” and/or “Original Content” and collectively, “Your Original Contributions”), you must agree to and comply with the following requirements.

a) You retain any copyright that you have in Your Original Contributions. Your Original Code must be licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3 with support for later versions or, in the case of trivial snippets of code, dedicated to the public domain using CC0. Your Original Content must be licensed CC BY 4.0 or dedicated to the public domain using CC0.

b) To the fullest extent possible, You hereby waive all claims to moral rights in any of Your Original Contributions.

c) Your Original Contributions must be marked with licensing information.

d) You warrant that You are the sole copyright owner of Your Original Contributions, and Your Original Contributions do not violate the copyright or other legal rights of any person or entity, including Your employer or academic institution. You further warrant that, to the best of Your knowledge, Your Original Contributions do not violate the patent rights of any person or entity. You agree to hold Creative Commons harmless for any damages arising from a breach of this warranty by You.

(2) Third Party Code or Content: If You want to contribute Code or Content created by someone other than You ("Third Party Code" and/or "Third Party Content"), You must agree to and comply with the following requirements.

a) Contributions of Third Party Code will be accepted on a case-by-case basis in CC's sole discretion, and only under limited circumstances. In all cases, You may only submit Third Party Code for consideration if it is available under one of the licenses on this list, which are those deemed compatible with the GPL by the Free Software Foundation.

b) You may contribute Third Party Content if it is available under CC BY or CC0 (or is otherwise in the public domain).

c) Regardless of whether the license on the Third Party Code or Third Party Content requires such information to be retained, You must prominently mark it to identify its source, its author, and its licensing information.

d) By contributing Third Party Code and/or Third Party Content, You warrant that You have the right to contribute it to The List Project under these terms, and that, to the best of Your knowledge, the contribution does not violate the copyright, patent, or other legal rights of any person or entity.

(3) If You become aware of any information or circumstance that affects Your ability to comply with Your obligations under this Tech Contributor Agreement, such as learning that Third Party Code You contributed may infringe the rights of another individual or entity, You are obligated to inform Creative Commons promptly by sending an email to legal@creativecommons.org.

Agreement and Withdrawal

If You no longer wish to participate under the terms of this Tech Contributor Agreement for any reason, You may stop making contributions at any time. Similarly, Creative Commons may terminate this Agreement with You at any time, for any reason. You may not withdraw Your Original Contributions.

You must indicate Your agreement with this Tech Contributor Agreement by expressly indicating your agreement to these terms in your initial pull request for the List Project. You may use this text to do so: “I have read and agree to the terms of the Tech Contributor Agreement.”

Note about Reusing this contributor agreement

Tech Contributor Agreement for The List Powered by Creative Commons is dedicated to the public domain under the Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain Dedication. You are free to use and adapt it and any applicable Additional Terms for your own purposes. However, please keep in mind that this agreement may not be completely suitable for your situation. Creative Commons strongly encourages you to seek the advice of your own attorney before repurposing this agreement on your own site.