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Microsoft contribution license agreement

  1. 1. 1 MSFT CLA ver.1.2.3 Contribution License Agreement ThisContributionLicense Agreement(“Agreement”) isagreedtoby the partiessigningbelow (“You”), and conveyscertainlicenserightsto MicrosoftCorporation anditsaffiliates (“Microsoft”)forYour contributionsto Microsoftopensource projects.ThisAgreementiseffective asof the latestsignature date below(“EffectiveDate”). 1. Definitions. “Code” meansthe computersoftware code,whether inhuman-readableormachine-executable form, that isdeliveredbyYouto MicrosoftunderthisAgreement. “Project” meansanyof the projectsownedormanagedbyMicrosoftand offeredunderalicense approvedbythe OpenSource Initiative (www.opensource.org). “Submit” isthe act of uploading,submitting,transmitting,ordistributingcode orothercontenttoany Project,includingbutnotlimitedtocommunicationonelectronicmailinglists,source code control systems,andissue trackingsystemsthatare managedby,or on behalf of,the Projectforthe purpose of discussingandimprovingthatProject,butexcludingcommunicationthatisconspicuouslymarkedor otherwise designatedinwritingbyYouas “Not a Submission.” “Submission” meansthe Code and anyothercopyrightable material SubmittedbyYou,includingany associatedcomments anddocumentation. 2. Your Submission.Youmustagree to the termsof thisAgreementbeforemakinga Submissiontoany Project.ThisAgreementcoversanyandall SubmissionsthatYou,now or inthe future (exceptas describedinSection 4below),SubmittoanyProject. 3. Originalityof Work. You representthateachof Your Submissionsis entirely Youroriginal work. ShouldYouwishto Submitmaterialsthatare notYour original work,Youmay Submitthemseparately to the Projectif You (a) retainall copyrightandlicense informationthatwasinthe materialsasyou receivedthem,(b) inthe descriptionaccompanyingyourSubmission,include the phrase “Submission containingmaterialsof athirdparty:” followedbythe namesof the thirdparty andany licensesorother restrictionsof whichYouare aware,and(c) follow anyotherinstructionsinthe Project’swritten guidelinesconcerning Submissions. 4. Your Employer.If You have an employer(otherthanyourself),Youmusthave the employersignin one of the twospaces indicatedbelow.If the employersignsinthe firstspace,the term“You” inthis Agreementwill refertoYou andthe employercollectively.If Youchange employers inthe future and desire toSubmitadditional Submissions,thenYouagree tosigna new Agreementsignedby the new employerbefore Submittingthose Submissions. 5. Licenses. a. Copyright License. You grant Microsoft,andthose whoreceive the Code directlyorindirectly fromMicrosoft,a perpetual,worldwide,non-exclusive,royalty-free,irrevocable licenseinthe Submissiontoreproduce,preparederivative worksof,publiclydisplay,publiclyperform, anddistribute the Submissionandsuchderivativeworks,andtosublicenseanyorall of the foregoingrightstothird parties.
  2. 2. 2 MSFT CLA ver.1.2.3 b. Patent License.You grant Microsoft,andthose whoreceive the Code directlyorindirectly fromMicrosoft,a perpetual,worldwide,non-exclusive,royalty-free,irrevocable licenseunderyour patentclaimsthat directlyreadonthe Code to make,have made,use,offertosell,sellandimportor otherwise dispose of the Code. c. Other Rights Reserved. Each party reservesall rightsnotexpresslygrantedinthisAgreement. No additional licensesorrightswhatsoever(including,withoutlimitation,anyimpliedlicenses) are grantedby implication,exhaustion,estoppel orotherwise. 6. RepresentationsandWarranties. You representthatYou are legallyentitledtograntthe above licenses.Yourepresentthateachof Your Submissionsis entirely Youroriginal work (exceptasyou may have disclosedunderSection3).If an individual issigningthisAgreementonbehalf of the employerof a personmakinga Submission,pursuanttoSection 4above, the individual representsandwarrantsthat he or she hasthe necessaryauthoritytobindthe listed employertothe obligationscontainedinthis Agreement. Youare notexpectedtoprovide supportforYourSubmission,unlessyouchoose todoso. UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLELAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING,ANDEXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTIES EXPRESSLY STATED IN SECTIONS3, 4, AND6, THE SUBMISSION PROVIDEDUNDER THIS AGREEMENT IS PROVIDEDWITHOUT WARRANTY OFANY KIND,INCLUDING,BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANYWARRANTYOF NONINFRINGEMENT,MERCHANTABILITY,ORFITNESSFORA PARTICULARPURPOSE. 7. Notice to Microsoft. You agree to notifyMicrosoftinwritingof anyfacts or circumstancesof which You laterbecome aware thatwouldmake Your representations inthisAgreementinaccurate inany respect. 8. Informationabout Submissions. You acknowledge thatcontributionstoProjectsandinformation aboutcontributionsmaybe maintainedindefinitelyanddisclosedpublicly,includingyourname and otherinformationthatyousubmitwithYourSubmission. 9. GoverningLaw/Jurisdiction/Attorneys’Fees.ThisAgreementshallbe construedandcontrolledby the lawsof the State of Washington,andthe partiesconsenttoexclusive jurisdictionandvenueinthe federal courtssittinginKingCounty,Washington,unlessnofederal subjectmatterjurisdictionexists,in whichcase the partiesconsenttoexclusive jurisdictionandvenue inthe SuperiorCourtof KingCounty, Washington.The partieswaive all defensesof lackof personal jurisdictionandforumnon-conveniens. Processmaybe servedoneitherpartyinthe mannerauthorizedbyapplicablelaw orcourt rule.Inany actionto enforce anyrightor remedyunderthisAgreementortointerpretanyprovisionof this Agreement,the prevailingpartyshall be entitledtorecoveritsreasonable attorneys’fees,costsand otherexpenses. 10. Entire Agreement/Assignment. ThisAgreementisthe entire agreementbetweenthe parties,and supersedesanyandall prioragreements,understandingsorcommunications,writtenororal,between the partiesrelatingto the subjectmatterhereof. ThisAgreementmaybe assignedbyMicrosoft. [Remainder of page intentionally left blank]
  3. 3. 3 MSFT CLA ver.1.2.3 Name (“You”):___________________________________________________________ Signature:_______________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________________________________________ Primaryemail address:_____________________________________________________ Mailingaddress:__________________________________________________________ In addition toYour signature above,please initialone of the boxesbelow: ___ I am employedbysomeone else,and perSection 4 above, myemployer,bysigningbelow, agreesto be a party to thisAgreement,andthe definedterm“You”includesmyemployer. EmployerName (Individual orCompany):______________________________________ Signature: _________________________________________ By: _________________________________________ Title: _________________________________________ Date: _________________________________________ ___ I am employedbysomeone else,andmyemployer,bysigningbelow,waivesanyrightsitmay have to my Submissions byvirtue of myhavingcreateditduringthe termof my employment (includingbyvirtue of anycontractwith my employer). If signedbelow,the definedterm“You”does not include myemployer. EmployerName (Individual orCompany):______________________________________ Signature: _________________________________________ By: _________________________________________ Title: _________________________________________ Date: _________________________________________ ___ I am notemployed byanyone (otherthanmyself)andhave sole rightstomySubmissions. If you havemultiple employers,pleaseattach a signaturepageforeach of the employers.

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