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Contributor License Agreements

Ushahidi desires that all contributors of ideas, code, or documentation to Ushahidi projects complete, sign, and submit (via postal mail, fax or email) an Individual Contributor License Agreement (1) (CLA) [ Web form ]. The purpose of this agreement is to clearly define the terms under which intellectual property has been contributed to Ushahidi and thereby allow us to defend the project should there be a legal dispute regarding the software at some future time. A signed CLA is required to be on file before an individual is given commit rights to an Ushahidi project or has any contributions merged into the project.

For a corporation that has assigned employees to work on an Ushahidi project, a Corporate CLA (CCLA) is available for contributing intellectual property via the corporation, that may have been assigned as part of an employment agreement. Note that a Corporate CLA does not remove the need for every developer to sign their own CLA as an individual, to cover any of their contributions which are not owned by the corporation signing the CCLA.

CLAs may be submitted by emailing a scan of the signed copy to You can also fill out the web form or edit the text document, create a detached gpg signature, and send both the document and the detached signature via email.

The ICLA is not tied to any employer you may have, so it is recommended to use one's personal email address in the contact details, rather than an @work address.

Your Full name will be published unless you provide an alternative Public name. For example if your full name is Andrew Bernard Charles Dickens, but you wish to be known as Andrew Dickens, please enter the latter as your Public name.

The email address and other contact details are not published.

(1) Please use overwrite mode when typing in the underlined fields. Otherwise the fields will wrap, making the result harder to read.

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