We’re very happy you’re interested in contributing to Marketcetera. Like many other open source projects, we need you to complete a Contributor License Agreement (“CLA”) so we can add you to the list of approved contributors and review the changes you propose.
Note that the following agreement is not a transfer of copyright ownership, this simply is a license agreement for contributions. You also do not change your rights to use your own contributions for any other purpose.
For some background on why contributor license agreements are necessary, you can read FAQs from many other open source projects:
This is part of the legal framework of the open-source ecosystem that adds some red tape, but protects both the contributor and the company / foundation behind the project. It also gives us the option to relicense the code with a more permissive license in the future.
If you have more questions, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marketcetera Contributor License Agreement
Thank you for your interest in participating as a contributor to the Marketcetera development project (the “Project”). The Project consists of individual development projects for Marketcetera products, including but not limited to Marketcetera Strategy Studio, DARE, Marketcetera integration tools, and Marketcetera Order Loader, which may be made available by Marketcetera under free and/or commercial licenses and subscriptions.
By signing this letter the undersigned (“you” or “You”) grants to Marketcetera and anyone authorized by Marketcetera, a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicenseable, transferable license under all of your relevant intellectual property rights (including copyright, patent, and any other rights) to use, copy, prepare derivative works of, modify, reproduce, publicly perform and display, and distribute the Contributions in any way on any licensing terms, including without limitation: (a) open source licenses, and/or (b) binary, proprietary, or commercial licenses.
In order to conclusively and clearly set out the responsibilities and obligations associated with Contributions (as defined below), Marketcetera Inc (“Marketcetera”), as owner of the Project, has each Contributor enter into this Contributor License Agreement (the “Agreement”) and agree to the terms below. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, please do not submit your contributions to Marketcetera; such agreement is a condition of Marketcetera’s willingness to consider your contribution, and such willingness is, among other things, consideration for this Agreement.
You and Marketcetera hereby accept and agree to the following terms and conditions: