Sign the Odoo CLA
In order for your contribution to Odoo to be accepted, you have to sign the Odoo Contributor License Agreement (CLA). More information about this requirement is explained in the FAQ.
If you are an individual
Modify your current pull request, or make a new pull request on odoo/odoo, adding a new file
doc/cla/individualdirectory. If your GitHub login is
odony, the file would be
doc/cla/individual/odony.md. The file should contain:
I hereby agree to the terms of the Odoo Individual Contributor License Agreement v1.0.
I declare that I am authorized and able to make this agreement and sign this declaration.
Replacing the following placeholders: * `<country>`: your country * `<date>`: current date in the form `YYYY-MM-DD` * `<name>`: your name * `<git_email>`: your git committer email **(use `git config user.email` to see it)** * `<login>`: your GitHub login 3. An Odoo R&D Team member will verify and accept your Pull Request. You can make other pull requests, but we won't be able to merge them until your CLA signature is merged. ## If you work for a company 1. Read the [Corporate Contributor License Agreement](ccla-1.0.md) 2. Modify your current pull request, or make a new pull request on [odoo/odoo](/odoo/odoo), adding a new file `<lowercase-company-name>.md` under the [`doc/cla/corporate`](corporate/) directory. If the name of the company is Odoo, the file would be `doc/cla/corporate/odoo.md`. The file should contain: ``` <country>, <date> <company-name> agrees to the terms of the Odoo Corporate Contributor License Agreement v1.0. I declare that I am authorized and able to make this agreement and sign this declaration. Signed, <name> <git_email> https://github.com/<login> List of contributors: <name> <git_email> https://github.com/<login>
The List of contributors should list the individual contributors working for the company. Replacing the following placeholders: * `<country>`: your country * `<date>`: current date in the form `YYYY-MM-DD` * `<name>`: your name * `<git_email>`: git committer email **(use `git config user.email` to see it)** * `<login>`: your GitHub login
- An Odoo R&D Team member will verify and accept your Pull Request. You can make other pull requests, but we won't be able to merge them until your CLA signature is merged.
If you don't have a github account
If you cannot submit your signature using a pull request, you may alternatively
print the CLA, complete it, sign it, scan it and send it by email to
odoo.com. In that case someone from the Odoo team will
make the pull request on your behalf.
- Printable Odoo CCLA v1.0 https://www.odoo.com/files/legal/Odoo-CCLA-v1.0.pdf
- Printable Odoo ICLA v1.0 https://www.odoo.com/files/legal/Odoo-ICLA-v1.0.pdf
Why do I need to accept a CLA ?
The goal of having a Contributor License Agreement for Odoo is to:
clearly define the terms under which intellectual property (patches, pull requests, etc.) have been contributed to the Odoo project
protect the Odoo project and its users in case of legal dispute about the origin or ownership of any part of the code
protect the Odoo project and its users from bad actors who would contribute and then try to withdraw their contributions or cause legal trouble, e.g. in the form of patent lawsuits
This is done by establishing a credible, non-repudiable record that each contributor really intended to contribute to the Odoo project under specific terms, and they had the right to make those contributions.
The CLA is for the protection of the contributors, the project and its users. It does not change your rights to use your own contributions for any other purpose.
The Odoo CLA is based on the Apache Software Foundation CLA v2.0, as can be found on the Apache website.
This CLA is not a copyright assignment, it is a pure license agreement. You keep the full copyright for your contributions, you simply provide an irrevocable license to the project maintainer, Odoo S.A. to use, modify and distribute your contributions without further restrictions.
How does it work?
Each individual contributor (making contributions only on their own behalf) is required to sign and submit the Individual Contributor License Agreement (ICLA) of Odoo. The agreement is executed by adding your name and signature to the list of validated contributors inside the project source code.
If someone is unable to sign the CLA, their contributions will have to be removed from the Odoo project.
In addition, if some or all of someone's contributions are written as part of an employment by somebody else, the work may not belong to the contributor but to their employer, depending on the contract terms and local laws. In that case the employer needs to sign the Corporate Contributor License Agreement (CCLA), including the names of all contributors allowed to make those contributions in order for those contributions to be accepted.
The contributors should still sign the Individual CLA, in order to cover the contributions that do not belong to the employer.
Contributors who have signed the ICLA without a CCLA from their employer should be very careful.
The ICLA (section 4) is a legal declaration where the contributor states they have the right to make the contributions. These contributors should only submit contributions they are really entitled to license.