Contributor Agreement

This GanttProject Contributor Agreement (“CA”) applies to any contribution that you make to GantProject, and sets out the intellectual property rights you grant to us in the contributed materials. The term “us” shall mean BarD Software s.r.o. The term “you” shall mean the person or entity identified below.

Read this agreement carefully before signing. These terms and conditions constitute a binding legal agreement.

  1. The term contribution or contributed materials means any source code, object code, patch, tool, sample, graphic, specification, manual, documentation, or any other material posted or submitted by you to the project.

  2. With respect to any worldwide copyrights, or copyright applications and registrations, in your contribution:

    • you hereby assign to us joint ownership, and to the extent that such assignment is or becomes invalid, ineffective or unenforceable, you hereby grant to us a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, no-charge, royalty-free, unrestricted license to exercise all rights under those copyrights. This includes, at our option, the right to sublicense these same rights to third parties through multiple levels of sublicensees or other licensing arrangements;

    • you agree that each of us can do all things in relation to your contribution as if each of us were the sole owners, and if one of us makes a derivative work of your contribution, the one who makes the derivative work (or has it made) will be the sole owner of that derivative work;

    • you agree that you will not assert any moral rights in your contribution against us, our licensees or transferees;

    • you agree that we may register a copyright in your contribution and exercise all ownership rights associated with it; and

    • you agree that neither of us has any duty to consult with, obtain the consent of, pay or render an accounting to the other for any use or distribution of your contribution.

  3. With respect to any patents you own, or that you can license without payment to any third party, you hereby grant to us a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, no-charge, royalty-free license to:

    • make, have made, use, sell, offer to sell, import, and otherwise transfer your contribution in whole or in part, alone or in combination with or included in any product, work or materials arising out of the project to which your contribution was submitted, and

    • at our option, to sublicense these same rights to third parties through multiple levels of sublicensees or other licensing arrangements.

  4. Except as set out above, you keep all right, title, and interest in your contribution. The rights that you grant to us under these terms are effective on the date you first submitted a contribution to us, even if your submission took place before the date you sign these terms.

  5. You covenant, represent, warrant and agree that:

    • each contribution that you submit is and shall be an original work of authorship and you can legally grant the rights set out in this OCA;

    • to the best of your knowledge, each contribution will not violate any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other intellectual property rights;

You agree to notify us if you become aware of any circumstance which would make any of the foregoing representations inaccurate in any respect.


This contributor agreement is based on Oracle Contributor Agreement