polypoly releases some of their products and applications such as polyPod under an Open Source license, and everyone is invited to these projects. We manage these projects via GitHub.
If you would like to join the community and become a contributor we ask that you sign our Open Source Contributor License Agreement (CLA).
After downloading the CLA, please open the PDF, enter your details (name, email address, GitHub ID, etc.), print and sign the document. Once you've signed the CLA, please send a scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give us at least a week to process your CLA submission. We will let you know once that's done.
The CLA applies to our Open Source projects that reference this page and the polypoly Contributor License Agreement.
Most Open Source projects require a Contributor License Agreement and ours is actually derived from the CLA used by the Apache Software Foundation.
Contributions include ideas, code or documentation and we desire that all contributors to polypoly Open Source projects sign our CLA to clearly define the terms under which intellectual property has been contributed to polypoly. It protects our users, polypoly itself and also the contributor.
polypoly Cooperative is a commercial company and needs to be able to market the software and support to other companies (either directly or via our sister company, polypoly Enterprise), and in some cases that requires use of a proprietary license. The CLA also gives us the option to switch to a different Open Source license in the future, should that ever become necessary.
Our CLA contains terms that guarantee that the software including all contributions will always be published under an OSI-approved Open Source license.
No, you retain your rights, titles and interests in your contributions. The CLA simply grants polypoly a copyright and patent license allowing us to distribute, use, modify or sublicense your contribution, and to protect us and our users from potential lawsuits.
No, if you want to develop and publish a polyPod Feature you do not have to sign the CLA. You can chose under which license you want to publish your polyPod Feature.
Of course we recommend that you sign the CLA. However, on a case by case basis we can accept contributions under certain Open Source licenses such as MIT, BSD or Apache License 2.0.
polypoly may grant commit access to certain contributors, but this is separate from signing the CLA.