Organizing for Action Entity Contributor License Agreement ("Agreement") V1.0


This summary is intended solely to be a plain English summary of the key terms of the Agreement and is not a legal analysis. We require all contributors to sign the Agreement to ensure that we have a clear license to their contributions. By entering into this Agreement, you are telling us that you are free to contribute code to OFA, and are willing to have it used in our distributions, as well as to make new versions or modifications to the code. Essentially, you are giving us a permission to use your code, but because you are only providing a license to us to distribute your code, you still own the copyright.

As part of this Agreement, you are saying that you and your affiliates have the rights to the code, but you understand that because it is open source code, neither you nor any of your affiliates will sue us for using it. It is important that you tell us about code that is included in your contribution that isn't yours. Additionally, this legal entity version permits a legal entity to list designated employees authorized to submit Contributions on behalf of the legal entity.

You should also understand that once you contribute code to us, you cannot withdraw permission for its use at a later date. This ensures that once you have provided a contribution, other users can be confident that they will not be asked to stop using portions of the code at a later date.


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Contributor License Agreement

Thank you for Your interest in contributing to Organing for Action ("OFA") open source projects. OFA is very interested in receiving Your Contribution (defined below). In order to participate, we need to confirm how the rights in Your Contribution will be handled.

This version of the Agreement allows a legal entity to submit Contributions to OFA, to authorize Contributions submitted by its designated employees to OFA, and to grant copyright and patent licenses thereto.

Following the practices of other open source communities, OFA requests that You grant OFA a license to the intellectual property rights in Your Contributions. In order to do so, OFA requires that You have an executed Agreement on file prior to OFA using any of Your Contributions. This helps us ensure that the intellectual property embodied within OFA products remains unencumbered for use by the whole of the community.

Please review the Agreement carefully before accepting the terms and completing the electronic signature, and keep a copy for your records. Once you have read and accepted the terms of the Agreement, please submit the Agreement online at

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before signing and keep a copy for Your records.

Terms and Conditions

In exchange for the opportunity to have your contributions considered for inclusion in one of more OFA open source projects, You accept and agree to the following terms and conditions for Your present and future Contributions submitted to OFA. Except for the license granted herein to OFA and recipients of software distributed by OFA, You reserve all right, title, and interest in and to Your Contributions.

1. Definitions.

"You" (or "Your") means the legal entity and copyright owner that is making this Agreement with OFA. The legal entity making a Contribution and all other legal entities that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with that entity are considered to be a single Contributor. For the purposes of this definition, "control" means (i) the power, direct or indirect, to cause the direction or management of such legal entity, whether by contract or otherwise, or (ii) ownership of fifty percent (50%) or more of the outstanding shares, or (iii) beneficial ownership of such entity.

"Contribution" means any original work of authorship, including any modifications or additions to an existing work, that is intentionally submitted by You to OFA for inclusion in, or documentation of, any of the products owned or managed by OFA (the "Work"). For the purposes of this definition, "submitted" means any form of electronic, verbal, or written communication sent to OFA or its representatives, including but not limited to communication on electronic mailing lists, source code control systems, and issue tracking systems that are managed by, or on behalf of, OFA for the purpose of discussing and improving the Work, but excluding communication that is conspicuously marked or otherwise designated in writing by You as "Not a Contribution."

2. Grant of Copyright License.

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, You hereby grant to OFA and to recipients of software distributed by OFA, a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, no-charge, royalty-free license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute or otherwise make available Your Contributions and such derivative works.

3. Grant of Patent License; Defense Termination.

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, You hereby grant to OFA and to recipients of software distributed by OFA a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, no-charge, royalty-free license to make, have made, use, offer to sell, sell, import, and otherwise transfer the Work, where such 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 Work to which such Contribution(s) was submitted. If any entity institutes patent litigation against You or any other entity (including a cross-claim or counterclaim in a lawsuit) alleging that Your Contribution, or the Work to which You have contributed, constitutes direct or contributory patent infringement, then any patent licenses granted to that entity under this Agreement for that Contribution or Work will terminate as of the date such litigation is filed.

4. Representations.

4.1 You represent that You are legally entitled to enter into this Agreement and grant the licenses above. You represent further that each employee designated on Schedule A below (or in a subsequent written modification to that Schedule) is authorized to submit Contributions on Your behalf.

4.2. You represent that each of Your Contributions is Your original creation (see section 6 for submissions on behalf of others). You represent that Your Contribution submissions include complete details of any third-party license or other restriction (including, but not limited to, related patents and trademarks) of which You are personally aware and which are associated with any part of Your Contributions.

You agree to promptly notify OFA of any facts or circumstances of which You become aware that would make these representations inaccurate in any respect.

5. Disclaimer.

You are not expected to provide support for Your Contributions, except to the extent You desire to provide support. You may provide support for free, for a fee, or not at all. Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, except as set forth in the other sections herein, You provide Your Contributions on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied, including, without limitation, any warranties or conditions of TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

6. Third Party Contributions.

Should You wish to submit work that is not Your original creation, You must submit it to OFA separately from any Contribution, clearly identifying the complete details of its source and of any license or other restriction (including, but not limited to, related patents, trademarks, and license agreements) of which You are personally aware, and conspicuously marking the work as "Submitted on behalf of a third-party: [named here]".

7. Designated Employees.

It is your responsibility to notify OFA when any change is required to the list of designated employees authorized to submit Contributions on Your behalf, or to Your point of contact with the OFA.