Assignment Agreement for the GADS Open Source Project
The GADS Open Source software copyright is held by the
Outercurve Foundation alone. The single copyright holder provides a number
of legal advantages for the project. To maintain the single copyright holder over
the project, all contributors must sign an assignment agreement with the Outercurve
Foundation. Fortunately the assignment process is very easy. Just follow these four
Join the mailing list
and send an email declaring your interest to contribute to the GADS Open Source
The Benevolent Dictator will put you in contact with
the appropriate people at the Outercurve Foundation.
The Outercurve Foundation will provide an electronic document that you (and possibly
your employer) need to sign.
You (and, if necessary, a representative from your employer) electronically sign
While this process is underway you can participate in design discussions and actually
write code. However, your code cannot be merged into the GADS Open Source software
until the assignment agreement is in place.