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GPL licensing and Contributor Licensing Agreement



  • Hi. Recently I finished a project. I want to publish it as open source under GNU GPLv3 license. I want to be an owner of whole source code including possible future contributions of other people.

    As far as I know, there are CLA's (Contributor Licensing Agreements). I found several texts of such agreements but they were written by huge companies and dedicated to their projects. I suppose that there may be some 'universal' CLA texts written by lawyers for individuals but I haven't found anything.

    Could you recommend me some CLA text for my purposes? I appreciate any help.


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    Hi, and welcome to the Qt dev net!

    @Znalazca said in GPL licensing and Contributor Licensing Agreement:

    Recently I finished a project. I want to publish it as open source under GNU GPLv3 license. I want to be an owner of whole source code including possible future contributions of other people.

    Do you want to be the owner, or just an irrevocable license to use contributed code?

    With the Qt Project, the contributor retains copyright of the code. The contributor just grants the Qt Project the right to use the code as they see fit.

    I suppose that there may be some 'universal' CLA texts written by lawyers for individuals but I haven't found anything.

    Could you recommend me some CLA text for my purposes? I appreciate any help.

    I'm not aware of any such universal CLAs either.

    If you're interested, here is the Qt Project's CLA: https://www1.qt.io/contributionagreement/


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