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License Page

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Open Source License

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation projects are all freely available and useable under an OSI-certified open source license.

Contributor License

Each OSGeo project has its own procedure for accepting contribution of documentation, ideas and code. 

The following contribution licenses are available to projects seeking to assign copyright directly to the Open Source Geospatial Foundation:
  • Individual Contribution License Agreement
  • Corporate Contribution License Agreement



Ben Caradoc-Davies:


  1. Put together the new contribution agreement
    • See individual contributor agreement above
    • See corporate contributor agreement above
  2. Submit to OSGeo board for discussion and approval
    • (tick) Q: Is for email correct? A: Use 
    • (tick) Q: Do we have a fax number for the foundation? A: No.
    • (tick) Q: Do we need to contact pervious contributors? A: No previous contributors clearly provided code to the foundation so we are good.
    • (tick) Q: Do we need to contact current contributors? A: Perhaps, if only so we are all operating on the same terms & conditions.
  3. Add to the developer documentation
  4. OSGeo System Admin Committee (SAC) requests
  5. Contact current individual contributors to sign the new paper work
  6. Contact current contributing organisations to sign the new paper work