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Version 1.0
## Contributor License Agreement
### Individual Contributor Non-Exclusive License Agreement including the Patent Pledge OPTION
Thank you for your interest in contributing to Object.NET, Inc. ("We" or "Us").
The purpose of this contributor agreement ("Agreement") is to clarify and document the rights granted by contributors to Us. To make this document effective, please follow the instructions at https://github.com/datejs/Datejs/blob/master/CLA.md.
### 1. DEFINITIONS
**"You"** means the Individual Copyright owner who submits a Contribution to Us. If You are an employee and submit the Contribution as part of your employment, You have had Your employer approve this Agreement or sign the Entity version of this document.
**"Contribution"** means any original work of authorship (software and/or documentation) including any modifications or additions to an existing work, Submitted by You to Us, in which You own the Copyright. If You do not own the Copyright in the entire work of authorship, please contact Us at hello@object.net.
**"Copyright"** means all rights protecting works of authorship owned or controlled by You, including copyright, moral and neighboring rights, as appropriate, for the full term of their existence including any extensions by You.
**"Material"** means the software or documentation made available by Us to third parties. When this Agreement covers more than one software project, the Material means the software or documentation to which the Contribution was Submitted. After You Submit the Contribution, it may be included in the Material.
**"Submit"** means any form of physical, electronic, or written communication sent to Us, including but not limited to electronic mailing lists, source code control systems, and issue tracking systems that are managed by, or on behalf of, Us, but excluding communication that is conspicuously marked or otherwise designated in writing by You as "Not a Contribution."
**"Submission Date"** means the date You Submit a Contribution to Us.
**"Documentation"** means any non-software portion of a Contribution.
### 2. LICENSE GRANT
2.1 Copyright License to Us
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, You hereby grant to Us a worldwide, royalty-free, NON-exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable license, with the right to transfer an unlimited number of non-exclusive licenses or to grant sublicenses to third parties, under the Copyright covering the Contribution to use the Contribution by all means, including, but not limited to:
- to publish the Contribution,
- to modify the Contribution, to prepare derivative works based upon or containing the Contribution and to combine the Contribution with other software code,
- to reproduce the Contribution in original or modified form,
- to distribute, to make the Contribution available to the public, display and publicly perform the Contribution in original or modified form.
2.2 Moral Rights remain unaffected to the extent they are recognized and not waivable by applicable law. Notwithstanding, You may add your name in the header of the source code files of Your Contribution and We will respect this attribution when using Your Contribution.
### 3. PATENTS
3.1 Pledge of Identified Patents
Whereas You are aware of certain of Your own patents, which You desire to identify and disclose as the following patents and patent applications ("Pledged Patents"):
Number or Application Number
Country
You hereby pledge to all developers, distributors and users of the Contribution or the Material to which this Agreement applies ("Pledge Recipient") that You and your Affiliates will not bring a lawsuit or other legal proceeding against a Pledge Recipient for patent infringement under any Pledged Patents based on the Pledge Recipient's making, having made, using, selling, offering for sale, importing or otherwise transferring the Contribution or the Material. You will require any person or entity to whom You sell or transfer any of the Pledged Patents to agree, in writing, to abide by the pledge and to place a similar requirement on any subsequent transferees to do the same.
3.2 Revocation of Patent Pledge
You reserve the right to revoke the patent pledge stated in section 3.1, as if it never existed with regard to any Pledge Recipient, who files a lawsuit or other legal proceedings for patent infringement or who has a direct financial interest in such a lawsuit or other legal proceedings against You or your Affiliates.
### 4. License Obligations by US
We agree to license the Contribution only under the terms of the following license(s) Apache-2.0 (including any right to adopt any future version of a license if permitted).
In addition, We may use the following licenses for Documentation in the Contribution: CC-BY-NC-4.0 (including any right to adopt any future version of a license).
### 5. DISCLAIMER
THE CONTRIBUTION IS PROVIDED "AS IS". MORE PARTICULARLY, ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED BY YOU TO US AND BY US TO YOU. TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY SUCH WARRANTIES CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED, SUCH WARRANTY IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE MINIMUM PERIOD PERMITTED BY LAW.
### 6. Consequential Damage Waiver
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL YOU OR US BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF DATA, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL AND EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY (CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED.
### 7. Approximation of Disclaimer and Damage Waiver
IF THE DISCLAIMER AND DAMAGE WAIVER MENTIONED IN SECTION 5 AND SECTION 6 CANNOT BE GIVEN LEGAL EFFECT UNDER APPLICABLE LOCAL LAW, REVIEWING COURTS SHALL APPLY LOCAL LAW THAT MOST CLOSELY APPROXIMATES AN ABSOLUTE WAIVER OF ALL CIVIL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTRIBUTION.
### 8. Term
8.1 This Agreement shall come into effect upon Your acceptance of the terms and conditions.
8.2 You shall have the right to terminate the Agreement in written form if We do not fulfill the obligations as set forth in Section 4.
8.3 In the event of a termination of this Agreement Sections 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 shall survive such termination and shall remain in full force thereafter. For the avoidance of doubt, Contributions that are already licensed under a free and open source license at the date of the termination shall remain in full force after the termination of this Agreement.
### 9. Miscellaneous
9.1 This Agreement and all disputes, claims, actions, suits or other proceedings arising out of this agreement or relating in any way to it shall be governed by the laws of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada excluding its private international law provisions.
9.2 This Agreement sets out the entire agreement between You and Us for Your Contributions to Us and overrides all other agreements or understandings.
9.3 If any provision of this Agreement is found void and unenforceable, such provision will be replaced to the extent possible with a provision that comes closest to the meaning of the original provision and that is enforceable. The terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of this Agreement or any limited remedy to the maximum extent possible under law.
9.4 You agree to notify Us of any facts or circumstances of which you become aware that would make this Agreement inaccurate in any respect.
### You
Date: _______________________________
Name: _______________________________
Title: _______________________________
Address: _______________________________
### Us
Date: _______________________________
Name: _______________________________
Title: _______________________________
Address: _______________________________
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# How To Contribute
## About Rights
The Datejs project is [licensed](https://github.com/datejs/Datejs/blob/master/LICENSE) as [Apache v2.0 License](http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0). If you provide any code to us and your code is added to Datejs, the code you provide will automatically inherit the same Apache License, Version 2.0.
Your contribution will be subject to license’s Clause #5.
> **5. Submission of Contributions.** Unless You explicitly state otherwise, any Contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in the Work by You to the Licensor shall be under the terms and conditions of this License, without any additional terms or conditions. Notwithstanding the above, nothing herein shall supersede or modify the terms of any separate license agreement you may have executed with Licensor regarding such Contributions.
## Getting Started
1. Make sure you have a GitHub account
2. **IMPORTANT:** Start an [Issue](https://github.com/datejs/Datejs/issues):
- Start the conversation regarding this defect or feature
- Please provide a simplified code sample demonstrating how to reproduce the feature or issue
- Clearly describe the issue, including steps to reproduce when it is a bug
3. Fork the repository on GitHub
## Forking
You can fork our project from GitHub, develop/merge your feature or bugfix, then submit a Pull Request. Please keep in mind that:
1. Pull requests are actual commits with your modified code
2. One pull request must contain all commits related to that feature or bug fix (full changeset)
## Submitting Changes
1. **IMPORTANT:** Please read the [Contributor License Agreement](https://github.com/datejs/Datejs/blob/master/CLA.md)
2. **IMPORTANT:** Complete the [Contributor License Agreement Form](http://goo.gl/forms/2NxnVYI3tK)
3. Push your changes to a branch in your fork of the repository
4. Submit a Pull Request
5. Reference your Issue number in your Pull Request comments
Your Pull Request will be reviewed. We will analyze your change and if it fits the coding standards and feature demand, we’ll add it to the main project.
## My Feature Is Awesome! Why don't you add it now?
Some features or fixes might be brilliant additions, but break backwards compatibility. We may consider a change ineligible for immediate merging if it turns the project too far away from our current release plan.
Not to worry, we will try our best to add your contribution into our next release!
## Bug Or Feature?
If we still have a bug lurking around we will do our best to fix it promptly.
Bug fixes are much more likely to be accepted in a short term than entirely new features that might compromise other parts of Datejs or developer experience.
## Will I Get Paid For Bugs Or Features?
Your reward is sweet karma and that warm fuzzy feeling knowing you’ve helped the open source Datejs community.
## Additional Resources
1. [Contributor License Agreement](https://github.com/datejs/Datejs/blob/master/CLA.md)
2. [Issue tracker](https://github.com/datejs/Datejs/issues)
3. [Datejs Blog](http://datejs.com/blog/)
5. [StackOverflow](https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/datejs)

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