Monday Nov 26, 2007

What is with the new Sun Contribution Agreement

Engraving of a Barrister

After so many years working with lawyers whose job was to make sure we didn't say the wrong thing, I smile every time I see a post by Mike :-). Anyhow, directly from the lawyer's keyboard, the latest Sun Contribution Agreement (v1.5) is out.

The new SCA is still under 1 page. And there are no changes in the legal implications, it is just... more readable! Amazing!

Check it out here. The plan is to switch to the new SCA in all our communities, but, if you signed the old one, no need to sign the new one and resubmit.

Thursday May 17, 2007

New Legal Contribution Agreement (for GlassFish and others)


There is a new update to the SCA - the Sun Contribution Agreement (see What is the SCA and Why we Have One). Check the new version here.

Quoting Simon, improvements include: "compatibility with the FSF's contributor agreement and a commitment by Sun to keep contributions as Free software".