The Big Data Genomics Project
Software Grant and Corporate Contributor License Agreement ("Agreement")
Thank you for your interest in The Big Data Genomics Project (the
"BDG Project"). In order to clarify the intellectual property license
granted with Contributions from any person or entity, the BDG Project
must have a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) on file that has been
signed by each Contributor, indicating agreement to the license terms
below. This license is for your protection as a Contributor as well
as the protection of the BDG Project and its users; it does not change
your rights to use your own Contributions for any other purpose.
This version of the Agreement allows an entity (the "Corporation") to
submit Contributions to the BDG Project, to authorize Contributions
submitted by its designated employees to the BDG Project, and to grant
copyright and patent licenses thereto.
You accept and agree to the following terms and conditions for Your
present and future Contributions submitted to the BDG Project. In
return, the BDG Project shall not use Your Contributions in a way that
is contrary to the public benefit or inconsistent with its nonprofit
status and bylaws in effect at the time of the Contribution. Except
for the license granted herein to the BDG Project and recipients of
software distributed by the BDG Project, You reserve all right, title,
and interest in and to Your Contributions.
"You" (or "Your") shall mean the copyright owner or legal entity
authorized by the copyright owner that is making this Agreement
with the BDG Project. For legal entities, the entity making a
Contribution and all other 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 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" shall mean the code, documentation or other original
works of authorship expressly identified in Schedule B, as well as
any original work of authorship, including
any modifications or additions to an existing work, that is intentionally
submitted by You to the BDG Project for inclusion in, or
documentation of, any of the products owned or managed by the
BDG Project (the "Work"). For the purposes of this definition,
"submitted" means any form of electronic, verbal, or written
communication sent to the BDG Project 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, the BDG Project 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."
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of this Agreement, You hereby grant to the BDG Project and to
recipients of software distributed by the BDG Project a perpetual,
worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable
copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of,
publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute
Your Contributions and such derivative works.
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this Agreement, You hereby grant to the BDG Project and to recipients
of software distributed by the BDG Project a perpetual, worldwide,
non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable (except as
stated in this section) patent 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) were 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 shall terminate as of the date such litigation is filed.
4. You represent that You are legally entitled to grant the above
license. You represent further that each employee of the
Corporation designated on Schedule A below (or in a subsequent
written modification to that Schedule) is authorized to submit
Contributions on behalf of the Corporation.
5. You represent that each of Your Contributions is Your original
creation (see section 7 for submissions on behalf of others).
6. 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, 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.
7. Should You wish to submit work that is not Your original creation,
You may submit it to the BDG Project separately from any
Contribution, 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]".
8. It is your responsibility to notify the BDG Project when any change
is required to the list of designated employees authorized to submit
Contributions on behalf of the Corporation, or to the Corporation's
Point of Contact with the BDG Project.