contribution agreements for open source projects
alex at dojotoolkit.org
Thu Sep 24 04:04:01 UTC 2009
On Sep 23, 2009, at 9:00 PM, John Cowan wrote:
> 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.
Nearly every Foundation that requires them that I've seen posts them.
Apache, Eclipse, etc., etc.
> My personal view is that asking your contributors to license their
> stuff under the existing project license is plenty,
That's pretty cavalier.
> unless you are a
> mega-project and actually expect to fend off lawsuits.
...or if you expect any of your users to. Ever.
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