contribution agreements for open source projects

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Sep 24 04:00:32 UTC 2009

Jeffrey O'Neill scripsit:

> Can anyone recommend a website that compares the contribution
> agreements used by different projects?  I'd like to use one for my
> project, but I'd like to consider the options so I can make an
> informed choice.

Unfortunately, few projects post them.

My personal view is that asking your contributors to license their
stuff under the existing project license is plenty, unless you are a
mega-project and actually expect to fend off lawsuits.

If I read "upcoming" in [the newspaper]              John Cowan
once more, I will be downcoming            
and somebody will be outgoing.                       cowan at

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