[Incubator] PyWPS code contribution agreements
jody.garnett at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 12:24:29 PST 2016
> Given this copyright do we still require specific code contribution
> agreements? Guessing yes, but looking for confirmation here.
Yes confirmed. Without a code contribution agreement ... each file should
- (c) The person who first created (note this in the header - example "(c)
2014 Jachym Cepicky")
- Add a (c) line for each person / organization who has modified it
There's the alternative mentionned in
> - either each contributor (or depending on the situation: their employer,
> the entity funding the work, etc...) retains his copyright
(this is the option you documented above)
> - either they accept to assign copyright to a single entity such as
> (C) 2014-YYYY PyWPS Development Team, represented by
> PyWPS Project Steering Committee". But I'm not sure if the later would be a
> valid legal entity that could exercice its rights regarding copyright
The GeoTools project made this mistake, the code base was always marked
down as "(c) GeoTools PMC" when that was not a legal entity.
You would need to set up a not-for-profit called "PyWPS Development Team".
I recommend using "OSGeo" here - since that is what it is for, and their
are already contribution agreements written. But no pressure, you may find
it appropriate to use a different legal entity, some of the osgeo chapters
in europe are setup in this respect, I know QGIS recently setup their
Good luck Tom, and thanks for brining the question to the incubation list.
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