Contributor’s Agreement and Application Form

Entity Contributor (Exclusive) License Agreement

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the Spectra Logic BlackPearl project (“We” or “Us”).

The purpose of this contributor agreement (“Agreement”) is to clarify and document the rights granted by contributors to Us. To make this document effective, please click to accept.

1. DEFINITIONS

“You” means any Legal Entity on behalf of whom a Contribution has been made to Us.

“Legal Entity” means an entity, which is not a natural person.

“Contribution” means any original work of authorship including any modifications or additions to an existing work, that is Submitted by You to Us in which You own ownership of the Copyright. If You do not own the Copyright in the entire work of authorship, please contact Us at SDKDeveloper@spectralogic.com.

“Copyright” means all rights protecting works of authorship owned or controlled by You, including copyright, moral and neighboring rights, as appropriate, for the full term of their existence including any extensions by You.

“Material” means the work of authorship, which is made available by Us to third parties. When this Agreement covers more than one software project, the Material means the work of authorship to which the Contribution was Submitted. After You Submit the Contribution, it may be included in the Material.

“Submit” means any form of physical, electronic, or written communication sent to Us, including but not limited to electronic mailing lists, source code control systems, and issue tracking systems that are managed by, or on behalf of, Us, but excluding communication that is conspicuously marked or otherwise designated in writing by You as “Not a Contribution.”

“Submission Date” means the date on which You Submit a Contribution to Us.

“Effective Date” means the date You execute this Agreement.

“Documentation” means any portion of a Contribution, which is not software.

2. LICENSE GRANT

2.1 Copyright License to Us

Subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement, You hereby grant to Us a worldwide, royalty-free, exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable license, with the right to grant or transfer an unlimited number of non-exclusive licenses or sublicenses to third parties, under the Copyright covering the Contribution to use the Contribution by all means, including, but not limited to:

  • to publish the Contribution,
  • to modify the Contribution, to prepare Derivative Works based upon or containing the Contribution and to combine the Contribution with other software code,
  • to reproduce the Contribution in original or modified form,
  • to distribute, to make the Contribution available to the public, display and publicly perform the Contribution in original or modified form.

2.2 Moral Rights remain unaffected to the extent they are recognized and not waivable by applicable law. In any event, You may add your name in the header of the source code files of Your Contribution and We will respect this attribution when using Your Contribution.

2.3 Copyright License back to You

Upon such grant of rights to Us, We immediately grant to You a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable license, with the right to grant or transfer an unlimited number of non-exclusive licenses or sublicenses to third parties, under the Copyright covering the Contribution to use the Contribution by all means, including, but not limited to:

  • to publish the Contribution,
  • to modify the Contribution, to prepare Derivative Works based upon or containing the Contribution and to combine the Contribution with other software code,
  • to reproduce the Contribution in original or modified form,
  • to distribute, to make the Contribution available to the public, display and publicly perform the Contribution in original or modified form.

This license back is limited to the Contribution and does not provide any rights to the Material.

3. PATENTS

3.1 Patent License

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement You hereby grant to us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable patent license, with the right to sublicense these rights, to make, have made, use, sell, offer for sale, import and otherwise transfer the Contribution and the Contribution in combination with the Material (and portions of such combination). This license applies only to those patent claims licensable by You that are necessarily infringed by Your Contribution(s) alone or by combination of Your Contribution(s) with the Material to which such Contribution(s) was submitted.

3.2 Identification of Patents

You are aware of certain of Your own patents, You desire to identify and disclose as the following patent applications:

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4. Outbound License Obligations

We agree to license the Contribution only under the terms of the license or licenses which We are using on the Submission Date for the Material or any licenses on the Free Software Foundation’s list of “Recommended copyright licenses” or approved by the Open Source Initiative on or after the Submission Date, whether or not such licenses are subsequently disapproved (including any right to adopt any future version of a license).

5. CONSIDERATION

You agree and confirm that the transfer of rights and licenses specified in Section 2 shall be royalty free and that no fees or other compensation shall be paid in exchange for the transfer of rights and licenses.

6. WARRANTY AND DISCLAIMER

 

6.1 You confirm that (a) You have the legal authority to enter into this Agreement, (b) You own the Copyright and patent claims covering the Contribution which are required to grant the rights hereunder, (c) the grant of rights hereunder does not violate any grant of rights which You have made to third parties, including Your employer. If You are an employee, You have had Your employer approve this Agreement. If You are less than eighteen years old, please have Your parents or guardian sign the Agreement.

 

6.2 EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN 6.1, THE CONTRIBUTION IS PROVIDED “AS IS”. MORE PARTICULARLY, ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED BY YOU TO US AND BY US TO YOU. TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY SUCH WARRANTIES CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED, SUCH WARRANTY IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE MINIMUM PERIOD PERMITTED BY LAW.

7. Consequential Damage Waiver

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL YOU OR US BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF DATA, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL AND EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY (CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED.

8. Term

8.1 This Agreement shall come into effect upon Your acceptance of the terms and conditions.

8.2 You shall have the right to terminate the Agreement in written form if We do not fulfill the obligations as set forth in Section 4.

8.3 In the event of a termination of this Agreement, sections 5, 6, 7, and 9 shall survive such termination and shall remain in full force thereafter. For the avoidance of doubt, Contributions which are already licensed under a free and open source license at the date of the termination shall remain in full force after the termination of this Agreement.

9. Miscellaneous

9.1 This Agreement and all disputes, claims, actions, suits or other proceedings arising out of this agreement or relating in any way to it shall be governed by the laws of Colorado.

9.2 This Agreement sets out the entire agreement between You and Us for Your Contributions to Us and overrides all other agreements or understandings.

9.3 If any provision of this Agreement is found void and unenforceable, such provision will be replaced to the extent possible with a provision that comes closest to the meaning of the original provision and which is enforceable. The terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of this Agreement or any limited remedy to the maximum extent possible under law.

9.4 You agree to notify Us of any facts or circumstances of which you become aware that would make this Agreement inaccurate in any respect.

BY COMPLETING THE APPLICATION BELOW, I HEREBY AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT ABOVE.

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