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present and future Contributions submitted to the Foundation. In present and future Contributions submitted to Numenta, in consideration
return, the Foundation shall not use Your Contributions in a way that for the potential inclusion of Your Contributions in Numenta Products.
is contrary to the public benefit or inconsistent with its nonprofit Except for the license and rights granted herein to Numenta and
status and bylaws in effect at the time of the Contribution. Except recipients of software distributed or otherwise made available by
for the license granted herein to the Foundation and recipients of Numenta, You reserve all right, title, and interest in and to Your
software distributed by the Foundation, You reserve all right, title, Contributions.
and interest in and to Your Contributions.
1. Definitions. 1. Definitions.
"You" (or "Your") shall mean the copyright owner or legal entity 1.1 "You" (or "Your") shall mean the copyright owner or legal entity
authorized by the copyright owner that is making this Agreement authorized by the copyright owner that is making this Agreement with
with the Foundation. For legal entities, the entity making a Numenta. For legal entities, the entity making a Contribution and all
Contribution and all other entities that control, are controlled other entities that control, are controlled by, or are under common
by, or are under common control with that entity are considered to control with that entity are considered to be a single Contributor. For
be a single Contributor. For the purposes of this definition, the purposes of this definition, "control" means (a) the power, direct
"control" means (i) the power, direct or indirect, to cause the or indirect, to cause the direction or management of such entity,
direction or management of such entity, whether by contract or whether by contract or otherwise, or (b) ownership of fifty percent
otherwise, or (ii) ownership of fifty percent (50%) or more of the (50%) or more of the outstanding shares, or (c) beneficial ownership of
outstanding shares, or (iii) beneficial ownership of such entity. such entity.
"Contribution" shall mean any original work of authorship, 1.2 "Contribution" means any original work of authorship (including
including any modifications or additions to an existing work, that software, documentation, or other material), including any
is intentionally submitted by You to the Foundation for inclusion modifications or additions to an existing work, that is intentionally
in, or documentation of, any of the products owned or managed by submitted by You to Numenta for inclusion in, or documentation of, any
the Foundation (the "Work"). For the purposes of this definition, of the products owned or managed by Numenta (the "Work"). For the
"submitted" means any form of electronic, verbal, or written purposes of this definition, "submitted" means any form of electronic,
communication sent to the Foundation or its representatives, verbal, or written communication sent to Numenta or its
including but not limited to communication on electronic mailing representatives, including but not limited to communication on
lists, source code control systems, and issue tracking systems that electronic mailing lists, source code control systems, and issue
are managed by, or on behalf of, the Foundation for the purpose of tracking systems that are managed by, or on behalf of, Numenta for the
discussing and improving the Work, but excluding communication that purpose of discussing and improving the Work, but excluding
is conspicuously marked or otherwise designated in writing by You communication that is conspicuously marked or otherwise designated in
as "Not a Contribution." writing by You as "Not a Contribution."
2. Grant of Copyright License. Subject to the terms and conditions of 2. Grant of Copyright License.
this Agreement, You hereby grant to the Foundation and to
recipients of software distributed by the Foundation a perpetual,
worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable
copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of,
publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute Your
Contributions and such derivative works.
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this Agreement, You hereby grant to the Foundation and to to Numenta and to recipients of software distributed by Numenta a
recipients of software distributed by the Foundation a perpetual, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free,
worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works
(except as stated in this section) patent license to make, have of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute Your
made, use, offer to sell, sell, import, and otherwise transfer the Contributions and such derivative works.
Work, where such license applies only to those patent claims
licensable by You that are necessarily infringed by Your 3. Grant of Patent License.
Contribution(s) alone or by combination of Your Contribution(s)
with the Work to which such Contribution(s) was submitted. If any Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, You hereby grant
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(including a cross-claim or counterclaim in a lawsuit) alleging perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free,
that your Contribution, or the Work to which you have contributed, irrevocable (except as stated in this section) patent license to make,
constitutes direct or contributory patent infringement, then any have made, use, offer to sell, sell, import, and otherwise transfer the
patent licenses granted to that entity under this Agreement for Work, where such license applies only to those patent claims licensable
that Contribution or Work shall terminate as of the date such by You that are necessarily infringed by Your Contribution(s) alone or
litigation is filed. by combination of Your Contribution(s) with the Work to which such
Contribution(s) was submitted. If any entity institutes patent
litigation against You or any other entity (including a cross-claim or
counterclaim in a lawsuit) alleging that your Contribution, or the Work
to which you have contributed, constitutes direct or contributory
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under this Agreement for that Contribution or Work shall terminate as
of the date such litigation is filed.
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individual person) or on behalf of the entity that You represent (if
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Contributions, You represent that You have received permission to make
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such rights for Your Contributions to Numenta, or that Your employer
has executed a separate CL with Numenta.
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creation (see section 6 for submissions on behalf of others). You
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of any third-party license or other restriction (including, but not
limited to, related patents and trademarks) of which you are personally
aware and which are associated with any part of Your Contributions.
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BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or
implied, including, without limitation, any warranties or conditions of
TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
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that you have received permission to make Contributions on behalf
of that employer, that your employer has waived such rights for
your Contributions to the Foundation, or that your employer has
executed a separate Corporate CLA with the Foundation.
5. You represent that each of Your Contributions is Your original Should You wish to submit work that is not Your original creation, You
creation (see section 7 for submissions on behalf of others). You may submit it to Numenta separately from any Contribution, identifying
represent that Your Contribution submissions include complete the complete details of its source and of any license or other
details of any third-party license or other restriction (including, restriction (including, but not limited to, related patents,
but not limited to, related patents and trademarks) of which you trademarks, and license agreements) of which you are personally aware,
are personally aware and which are associated with any part of Your and conspicuously marking the work as "Submitted on behalf of a
Contributions. third-party: [named here]".
6. You are not expected to provide support for Your Contributions, 7. Changes
except to the extent You desire to provide support. You may provide
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applicable law or agreed to in writing, You provide Your
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OF ANY KIND, either express or implied, including, without
limitation, any warranties or conditions of TITLE, NON-
INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
7. Should You wish to submit work that is not Your original creation, You agree to notify Numenta of any facts or circumstances of which you
You may submit it to the Foundation separately from any become aware that would make these representations inaccurate in any
Contribution, identifying the complete details of its source and of respect.
any license or other restriction (including, but not limited to,
related patents, trademarks, and license agreements) of which you
are personally aware, and conspicuously marking the work as
"Submitted on behalf of a third-party: [named here]".
8. You agree to notify the Foundation of any facts or circumstances of
which you become aware that would make these representations
inaccurate in any respect.
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