EDK II Contributions.txt: Note acceptable contribution licenses
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3 = Code Contributions =
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5
6 To make a contribution to a TianoCore project, follow these steps.
7 1. Create a change description in the format specified below to
8 use in the source control commit log.
9 2. Your commit message must include your "Signed-off-by" signature,
10 and "Contributed-under" message.
11 3. Your "Contributed-under" message explicitly states that the
12 contribution is made under the terms of the specified
13 contribution agreement. Your "Contributed-under" message
14 must include the name of contribution agreement and version.
15 For example: Contributed-under: TianoCore Contribution Agreement 1.0
16 The "TianoCore Contribution Agreement" is included below in
17 this document.
18 4. Submit your code to the TianoCore project using the process
19 that the project documents on its web page. If the process is
20 not documented, then submit the code on development email list
21 for the project.
22 5. It is preferred that contributions are submitted using the same
23 copyright license as the base project. When that is not possible,
24 then contributions using the following licenses can be accepted:
25 * BSD (2-clause): http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-2-Clause
26 * BSD (3-clause): http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause
27 * MIT: http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT
28 * Python-2.0: http://opensource.org/licenses/Python-2.0
29 * Zlib: http://opensource.org/licenses/Zlib
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31 Contributions of code put into the public domain can also be
32 accepted.
33
34 Contributions using other licenses might be accepted, but further
35 review will be required.
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38 = Change Description / Commit Message =
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40
41 Your change description should use the standard format for a
42 commit message, and must include your "Signed-off-by" signature
43 and the "Contributed-under" message.
44
45 == Sample Change Description / Commit Message =
46
47 === Definitions for sample change description ===
48
49 * "CodeModule" is a short idenfier for the affected code. For
50 example MdePkg, or MdeModulePkg UsbBusDxe.
51 * "Brief-single-line-summary" is a short summary of the change.
52 * The entire first line should be less than ~70 characters.
53 * "Full-commit-message" a verbose multiple line comment describing
54 the change. Each line should be less than ~70 characters.
55 * "Contributed-under" explicitely states that the contribution is
56 made under the terms of the contribtion agreement. This
57 agreement is included below in this document.
58 * "Signed-off-by" is the contributor's signature identifying them
59 by their real/legal name and their email address.
60
61 === Start of sample change description / commit message ===
62 CodeModule: Brief-single-line-summary
63
64 Full-commit-message
65
66 Contributed-under: TianoCore Contribution Agreement 1.0
67 Signed-off-by: Contributor Name <contributor@email.server>
68 === End of sample change description / commit message ===
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71 = TianoCore Contribution Agreement 1.0 =
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73
74 INTEL CORPORATION ("INTEL") MAKES AVAILABLE SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION,
75 INFORMATION AND/OR OTHER MATERIALS FOR USE IN THE TIANOCORE OPEN SOURCE
76 PROJECT (COLLECTIVELY "CONTENT"). USE OF THE CONTENT IS GOVERNED BY THE
77 TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND INTEL AND/OR THE
78 TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF LICENSE AGREEMENTS OR NOTICES INDICATED OR
79 REFERENCED BELOW. BY USING THE CONTENT, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE
80 CONTENT IS GOVERNED BY THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
81 OF ANY APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENTS OR NOTICES INDICATED OR REFERENCED
82 BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS
83 AGREEMENT AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ANY APPLICABLE LICENSE
84 AGREEMENTS OR NOTICES INDICATED OR REFERENCED BELOW, THEN YOU MAY NOT
85 USE THE CONTENT.
86
87 Unless otherwise indicated, all Content made available on the TianoCore
88 site is provided to you under the terms and conditions of the BSD
89 License ("BSD"). A copy of the BSD License is available at
90 http://opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php
91 or when applicable, in the associated License.txt file.
92
93 Certain other content may be made available under other licenses as
94 indicated in or with such Content. (For example, in a License.txt file.)
95
96 You accept and agree to the following terms and conditions for Your
97 present and future Contributions submitted to TianoCore site. Except
98 for the license granted to Intel hereunder, You reserve all right,
99 title, and interest in and to Your Contributions.
100
101 == SECTION 1: Definitions ==
102 * "You" or "Contributor" shall mean the copyright owner or legal
103 entity authorized by the copyright owner that is making a
104 Contribution hereunder. All other entities that control, are
105 controlled by, or are under common control with that entity are
106 considered to be a single Contributor. For the purposes of this
107 definition, "control" means (i) the power, direct or indirect, to
108 cause the direction or management of such entity, whether by
109 contract or otherwise, or (ii) ownership of fifty percent (50%)
110 or more of the outstanding shares, or (iii) beneficial ownership
111 of such entity.
112 * "Contribution" shall mean any original work of authorship,
113 including any modifications or additions to an existing work,
114 that is intentionally submitted by You to the TinaoCore site for
115 inclusion in, or documentation of, any of the Content. For the
116 purposes of this definition, "submitted" means any form of
117 electronic, verbal, or written communication sent to the
118 TianoCore site or its representatives, including but not limited
119 to communication on electronic mailing lists, source code
120 control systems, and issue tracking systems that are managed by,
121 or on behalf of, the TianoCore site for the purpose of
122 discussing and improving the Content, but excluding
123 communication that is conspicuously marked or otherwise
124 designated in writing by You as "Not a Contribution."
125
126 == SECTION 2: License for Contributions ==
127 * Contributor hereby agrees that redistribution and use of the
128 Contribution in source and binary forms, with or without
129 modification, are permitted provided that the following
130 conditions are met:
131 ** Redistributions of source code must retain the Contributor's
132 copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following
133 disclaimer.
134 ** Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the Contributor's
135 copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following
136 disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided
137 with the distribution.
138 * Disclaimer. None of the names of Contributor, Intel, or the names
139 of their respective contributors may be used to endorse or
140 promote products derived from this software without specific
141 prior written permission.
142 * Contributor grants a license (with the right to sublicense) under
143 claims of Contributor's patents that Contributor can license that
144 are infringed by the Contribution (as delivered by Contributor) to
145 make, use, distribute, sell, offer for sale, and import the
146 Contribution and derivative works thereof solely to the minimum
147 extent necessary for licensee to exercise the granted copyright
148 license; this patent license applies solely to those portions of
149 the Contribution that are unmodified. No hardware per se is
150 licensed.
151 * EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN SECTION 3 BELOW, THE
152 CONTRIBUTION IS PROVIDED BY THE CONTRIBUTOR "AS IS" AND ANY
153 EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
154 THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
155 PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
156 CONTRIBUTOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
157 SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT
158 NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;
159 LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
160 HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN
161 CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR
162 OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THE
163 CONTRIBUTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
164 DAMAGE.
165
166 == SECTION 3: Representations ==
167 * You represent that You are legally entitled to grant the above
168 license. If your employer(s) has rights to intellectual property
169 that You create that includes Your Contributions, You represent
170 that You have received permission to make Contributions on behalf
171 of that employer, that Your employer has waived such rights for
172 Your Contributions.
173 * You represent that each of Your Contributions is Your original
174 creation (see Section 4 for submissions on behalf of others).
175 You represent that Your Contribution submissions include complete
176 details of any third-party license or other restriction
177 (including, but not limited to, related patents and trademarks)
178 of which You are personally aware and which are associated with
179 any part of Your Contributions.
180
181 == SECTION 4: Third Party Contributions ==
182 * Should You wish to submit work that is not Your original creation,
183 You may submit it to TianoCore site separately from any
184 Contribution, identifying the complete details of its source
185 and of any license or other restriction (including, but not
186 limited to, related patents, trademarks, and license agreements)
187 of which You are personally aware, and conspicuously marking the
188 work as "Submitted on behalf of a third-party: [named here]".
189
190 == SECTION 5: Miscellaneous ==
191 * Applicable Laws. Any claims arising under or relating to this
192 Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of
193 the State of Delaware or federal courts located in Delaware,
194 without regard to principles of conflict of laws.
195 * Language. This Agreement is in the English language only, which
196 language shall be controlling in all respects, and all versions
197 of this Agreement in any other language shall be for accommodation
198 only and shall not be binding. All communications and notices made
199 or given pursuant to this Agreement, and all documentation and
200 support to be provided, unless otherwise noted, shall be in the
201 English language.
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