Before committing code from a bug fix or patch provided by a third party
who has not signed a current Common Public License to become a
Contributor to the project, the IBM committer should ask the following
questions and follow up as appropriate in order to ensure that the code
can be contributed to the project:
- What is your name and who is your employer?
- Did you write the code that you wish to contribute to the DITA Open
Toolkit project? (If the contributor says no, do not submit it as a
“Contribution” to the project. You may ask the contributor to identify
the complete details of the code’s source and of any licenses or
restrictions applicable to the code, but you should conspicuously mark
the work as “Submitted on behalf of a third-party: [name of
contributor]” when you submit it to the list.)
- Do you have the right to grant the copyright and patent licenses for
the contribution that are set forth in the CPL version 1.0 license and
Apache License version 2.0?
- Does your employer have any rights to code that you have written, for
example, through your contract for employment? If so, has your employer
given you permission to contribute the code on its behalf or waived its
rights in the code?
- Are you aware of any third-party licenses or other restrictions (such
as related patents or trademarks) that could apply to your
contribution? If so, what are they?