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OPEN SOURCE PROJECT CONTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT

 

This Contributor Agreement (“Agreement”) is by and between Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (“CableLabs”), a Delaware non-stock membership corporation located at 858 Coal Creek Circle, Louisville, CO 80027-9750, and the entity identified below (“Participant”). This is a legal agreement and these terms apply to Participant’s contribution of materials to CableLabs and sets forth the intellectual property rights Participant grants to CableLabs and other participants in the contributed materials. Participant may want to have this reviewed by legal counsel before agreeing and contributing materials to the Project. 

CableLabs, Participant, and other participants, desire to create open source software that may include source code, object code, process flows, data or information models, interfaces or APIs, UML or XML code, schemas, and related documentation (“Materials”) that are published from time to time by CableLabs under FSF (Free Software Foundation) or OSI (Open Source Initiative) approved licenses, typically a Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) license.

Participant may provide contributions to the Materials by posting to a CableLabs website, wiki, other CableLabs forum, or otherwise making a submission to CableLabs (a “Contribution”), but only under the following terms.

  1. Copyright.  Participant hereby grants to CableLabs a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, no-charge, royalty-free, copyright license to make derivative works of Participant’s Contribution and to reproduce, display and distribute Participant’s Contribution and derivative works thereof, for the purpose of creating, using and distributing the CableLabs Materials (or an implementation of such Materials). Participant agrees that it will not assert any moral rights in Participant’s Contribution against CableLabs, its licensees or transferees.
  2. Patents. With respect to any patent claims necessarily infringed by use or implementation of any or all of Participant’s Contribution that Participant owns, or can license without payment to any third party, Participant agrees to grant to CableLabs, any other participant who has signed this same or similar Agreement, and any party licensed to use the Materials a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, no-charge, royalty-free license on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms to make, have made, use, sell, offer to sell, import, and otherwise transfer Participant’s Contributionin whole or in part (and implementations thereof), but only for use when making, using or selling the Materials. Such license may be conditioned on Participant receiving a reciprocal license from CableLabs or other participants.    
  3. Representations. Participant represents that the Contribution is an original work and that Participant can legally grant the rights set forth above, and to the best of Participant’s knowledge the Contribution does not violate any third party's copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other intellectual property rights.

Except as set out above, Participant keeps all right, title, and interest in the contribution.

Acceptance of this Agreement is contingent upon CableLabs’ approval, and the grant of access to certain Projects as determined by CableLabs.  By clicking "I Agree" below, Recipient and its affiliates agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. I represent that I have the authority to sign this Agreement and bind the Company identified below.

 

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