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ea4ee7ac 1======================\r
2= Code Contributions =\r
3======================\r
4\r
5To make a contribution to a TianoCore project, follow these steps.\r
61. Create a change description in the format specified below to\r
7 use in the source control commit log.\r
82. Your commit message must include your "Signed-off-by" signature,\r
9 and "Contributed-under" message.\r
103. Your "Contributed-under" message explicitly states that the\r
11 contribution is made under the terms of the specified\r
12 contribution agreement. Your "Contributed-under" message\r
13 must include the name of contribution agreement and version.\r
b6538c11 14 For example: Contributed-under: TianoCore Contribution Agreement 1.1\r
ea4ee7ac 15 The "TianoCore Contribution Agreement" is included below in\r
16 this document.\r
174. Submit your code to the TianoCore project using the process\r
18 that the project documents on its web page. If the process is\r
19 not documented, then submit the code on development email list\r
20 for the project.\r
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215. It is preferred that contributions are submitted using the same\r
22 copyright license as the base project. When that is not possible,\r
23 then contributions using the following licenses can be accepted:\r
24 * BSD (2-clause): http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-2-Clause\r
25 * BSD (3-clause): http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause\r
26 * MIT: http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT\r
27 * Python-2.0: http://opensource.org/licenses/Python-2.0\r
28 * Zlib: http://opensource.org/licenses/Zlib\r
29\r
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30 For documentation:\r
31 * FreeBSD Documentation License\r
32 https://www.freebsd.org/copyright/freebsd-doc-license.html\r
33\r
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34 Contributions of code put into the public domain can also be\r
35 accepted.\r
36\r
37 Contributions using other licenses might be accepted, but further\r
38 review will be required.\r
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40=====================================================\r
41= Change Description / Commit Message / Patch Email =\r
42=====================================================\r
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44Your change description should use the standard format for a\r
45commit message, and must include your "Signed-off-by" signature\r
46and the "Contributed-under" message.\r
47\r
48== Sample Change Description / Commit Message =\r
49\r
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50=== Start of sample patch email message ===\r
51\r
3f3c4895 52From: Contributor Name <contributor@example.com>\r
b6538c11 53Subject: [Repository/Branch PATCH] Module: Brief-single-line-summary\r
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54\r
55Full-commit-message\r
56\r
b6538c11 57Contributed-under: TianoCore Contribution Agreement 1.1\r
3f3c4895 58Signed-off-by: Contributor Name <contributor@example.com>\r
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59---\r
60\r
61An extra message for the patch email which will not be considered part\r
62of the commit message can be added here.\r
63\r
64Patch content inline or attached\r
65\r
66=== End of sample patch email message ===\r
67\r
68=== Notes for sample patch email ===\r
69\r
70* The first line of commit message is taken from the email's subject\r
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71 line following [Repository/Branch PATCH]. The remaining portion of the\r
72 commit message is the email's content until the '---' line.\r
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73* git format-patch is one way to create this format\r
74\r
75=== Definitions for sample patch email ===\r
ea4ee7ac 76\r
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77* "Repository" is the identifier of the repository the patch applies.\r
78 This identifier should only be provided for repositories other than\r
79 'edk2'. For example 'edk2-BuildSpecification' or 'staging'.\r
80* "Branch" is the identifier of the branch the patch applies. This\r
81 identifier should only be provided for branches other than 'edk2/master'.\r
82 For example 'edk2/UDK2015', 'edk2-BuildSpecification/release/1.27', or\r
83 'staging/edk2-test'.\r
84* "Module" is a short identifier for the affected code or documentation. For\r
85 example 'MdePkg', 'MdeModulePkg/UsbBusDxe', 'Introduction', or\r
86 'EDK II INF File Format'.\r
ea4ee7ac 87* "Brief-single-line-summary" is a short summary of the change.\r
88* The entire first line should be less than ~70 characters.\r
89* "Full-commit-message" a verbose multiple line comment describing\r
90 the change. Each line should be less than ~70 characters.\r
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91* "Contributed-under" explicitly states that the contribution is\r
92 made under the terms of the contribution agreement. This\r
ea4ee7ac 93 agreement is included below in this document.\r
94* "Signed-off-by" is the contributor's signature identifying them\r
95 by their real/legal name and their email address.\r
96\r
ea4ee7ac 97========================================\r
b6538c11 98= TianoCore Contribution Agreement 1.1 =\r
ea4ee7ac 99========================================\r
100\r
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101INTEL CORPORATION ("INTEL") MAKES AVAILABLE SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION\r
102("DOCUMENTATION"), INFORMATION AND/OR OTHER MATERIALS FOR USE IN THE\r
103TIANOCORE OPEN SOURCE PROJECT (COLLECTIVELY "CONTENT"). USE OF THE CONTENT\r
104IS GOVERNED BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND\r
105INTEL AND/OR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF LICENSE AGREEMENTS OR NOTICES\r
106INDICATED OR REFERENCED BELOW. BY USING THE CONTENT, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR\r
107USE OF THE CONTENT IS GOVERNED BY THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR THE TERMS AND\r
108CONDITIONS OF ANY APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENTS OR NOTICES INDICATED OR\r
109REFERENCED BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS\r
ea4ee7ac 110AGREEMENT AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ANY APPLICABLE LICENSE\r
111AGREEMENTS OR NOTICES INDICATED OR REFERENCED BELOW, THEN YOU MAY NOT\r
112USE THE CONTENT.\r
113\r
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114Unless otherwise indicated, all Content (except Documentation) made available\r
115on the TianoCore site is provided to you under the terms and conditions of the\r
116BSD License ("BSD"). A copy of the BSD License is available at\r
ea4ee7ac 117http://opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php\r
118or when applicable, in the associated License.txt file.\r
119\r
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120Unless otherwise indicated, all Documentation made available on the\r
121TianoCore site is provided to you under the terms and conditions of the\r
122FreeBSD Documentation License ("FreeBSD"). A copy of the BSD License is\r
123available at https://www.freebsd.org/copyright/freebsd-doc-license.html or,\r
124when applicable, in the associated License.txt file.\r
125\r
ea4ee7ac 126Certain other content may be made available under other licenses as\r
b6538c11 127indicated in or with such Content (for example, in a License.txt file).\r
ea4ee7ac 128\r
129You accept and agree to the following terms and conditions for Your\r
130present and future Contributions submitted to TianoCore site. Except\r
131for the license granted to Intel hereunder, You reserve all right,\r
132title, and interest in and to Your Contributions.\r
133\r
134== SECTION 1: Definitions ==\r
135* "You" or "Contributor" shall mean the copyright owner or legal\r
136 entity authorized by the copyright owner that is making a\r
137 Contribution hereunder. All other entities that control, are\r
138 controlled by, or are under common control with that entity are\r
139 considered to be a single Contributor. For the purposes of this\r
140 definition, "control" means (i) the power, direct or indirect, to\r
141 cause the direction or management of such entity, whether by\r
142 contract or otherwise, or (ii) ownership of fifty percent (50%)\r
143 or more of the outstanding shares, or (iii) beneficial ownership\r
144 of such entity.\r
145* "Contribution" shall mean any original work of authorship,\r
146 including any modifications or additions to an existing work,\r
147 that is intentionally submitted by You to the TinaoCore site for\r
148 inclusion in, or documentation of, any of the Content. For the\r
149 purposes of this definition, "submitted" means any form of\r
150 electronic, verbal, or written communication sent to the\r
151 TianoCore site or its representatives, including but not limited\r
152 to communication on electronic mailing lists, source code\r
153 control systems, and issue tracking systems that are managed by,\r
154 or on behalf of, the TianoCore site for the purpose of\r
155 discussing and improving the Content, but excluding\r
156 communication that is conspicuously marked or otherwise\r
157 designated in writing by You as "Not a Contribution."\r
158\r
159== SECTION 2: License for Contributions ==\r
160* Contributor hereby agrees that redistribution and use of the\r
161 Contribution in source and binary forms, with or without\r
162 modification, are permitted provided that the following\r
163 conditions are met:\r
164** Redistributions of source code must retain the Contributor's\r
165 copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following\r
166 disclaimer.\r
167** Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the Contributor's\r
168 copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following\r
169 disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided\r
170 with the distribution.\r
171* Disclaimer. None of the names of Contributor, Intel, or the names\r
172 of their respective contributors may be used to endorse or\r
173 promote products derived from this software without specific\r
174 prior written permission.\r
175* Contributor grants a license (with the right to sublicense) under\r
176 claims of Contributor's patents that Contributor can license that\r
177 are infringed by the Contribution (as delivered by Contributor) to\r
178 make, use, distribute, sell, offer for sale, and import the\r
179 Contribution and derivative works thereof solely to the minimum\r
180 extent necessary for licensee to exercise the granted copyright\r
181 license; this patent license applies solely to those portions of\r
182 the Contribution that are unmodified. No hardware per se is\r
183 licensed.\r
184* EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN SECTION 3 BELOW, THE\r
185 CONTRIBUTION IS PROVIDED BY THE CONTRIBUTOR "AS IS" AND ANY\r
186 EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,\r
187 THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A\r
188 PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE\r
189 CONTRIBUTOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,\r
190 SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT\r
191 NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;\r
192 LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)\r
193 HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN\r
194 CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR\r
195 OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THE\r
196 CONTRIBUTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH\r
197 DAMAGE.\r
198\r
199== SECTION 3: Representations ==\r
200* You represent that You are legally entitled to grant the above\r
201 license. If your employer(s) has rights to intellectual property\r
202 that You create that includes Your Contributions, You represent\r
203 that You have received permission to make Contributions on behalf\r
204 of that employer, that Your employer has waived such rights for\r
205 Your Contributions.\r
206* You represent that each of Your Contributions is Your original\r
207 creation (see Section 4 for submissions on behalf of others).\r
208 You represent that Your Contribution submissions include complete\r
209 details of any third-party license or other restriction\r
210 (including, but not limited to, related patents and trademarks)\r
211 of which You are personally aware and which are associated with\r
212 any part of Your Contributions.\r
213\r
214== SECTION 4: Third Party Contributions ==\r
215* Should You wish to submit work that is not Your original creation,\r
216 You may submit it to TianoCore site separately from any\r
217 Contribution, identifying the complete details of its source\r
218 and of any license or other restriction (including, but not\r
219 limited to, related patents, trademarks, and license agreements)\r
220 of which You are personally aware, and conspicuously marking the\r
221 work as "Submitted on behalf of a third-party: [named here]".\r
222\r
223== SECTION 5: Miscellaneous ==\r
224* Applicable Laws. Any claims arising under or relating to this\r
225 Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of\r
226 the State of Delaware or federal courts located in Delaware,\r
227 without regard to principles of conflict of laws.\r
228* Language. This Agreement is in the English language only, which\r
229 language shall be controlling in all respects, and all versions\r
230 of this Agreement in any other language shall be for accommodation\r
231 only and shall not be binding. All communications and notices made\r
232 or given pursuant to this Agreement, and all documentation and\r
233 support to be provided, unless otherwise noted, shall be in the\r
234 English language.\r
235\r