Have you heard of Contributor Agreements? Learn more about these agreements to proactively avoid future legal issues and code disputes.
|Resource name||Contributor Agreements|
|Focus||Copyright, Code contributions and Licensing|
Contributor agreements are a way of managing a variety of legal issues associated with receiving (software) contributions to an open collaborative project. The Contributor Agreements site provides resources to help projects understand and select a contributor agreement, if they want to use one. The long-term goal of the effort is to consolidate around a small number of standardized contributor agreements that serve the broad needs of the community, similar to the Creative Commons family of licenses.