The document below clarifies the terms under which You (the copyright owner or legal entity authorized by the copyright owner), may make "The Contributions" (software, bug fixes, configuration changes, documentation, or any other materials) to "The Work" (Storj). This license protects You, "The Company" (Storj Labs, Inc.) and licensees; it does not change your rights to use your own contributions for any other purpose.
You and "The Company" (Storj Labs, Inc.) agree:
• You grant to "The Company" (Storj Labs, Inc.) a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicenseable, relicenseable, transferable license under all of Your relevant intellectual property rights, to use, copy, prepare derivative works of, distribute and publicly perform and display "The Contributions" on any licensing terms, including without limitation: (a) free software licenses (e.g. MIT, GPL, or one of its variants); and (b) binary, proprietary, or commercial licenses. Except for the licenses granted herein, You reserve all right, title, and interest in and to "The Contributions".
• You grant to "The Company" (Storj Labs, Inc.) a non-exclusive, irrevocable (except as stated in this section), worldwide, royalty-free, sublicenseable, transferable patent license to make, have made, use, offer to sell, sell, import, and otherwise transfer "The Work" (Storj), where such license applies only to those patent claims licensable by You that are necessarily infringed by Your Contribution(s) alone or by combination of Your Contribution(s) with "The Work" (Storj) 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" (Storj) to which you have contributed, constitutes direct or contributory patent infringement, then any patent licenses granted to that entity under this Agreement for that Contribution or Work shall terminate as of the date such litigation is filed.
• You are able to grant us these rights. You represent that You are legally entitled to grant the above license(s). If Your employer has rights to intellectual property that You create, You represent that You have received permission to make "The Contributions" on behalf of that employer, or that Your employer has waived such rights for "The Contributions".
• "The Contributions" are your original work. You represent that "The Contributions" are Your original works of authorship, and to Your knowledge, no other person claims, or has the right to claim, any right in any invention or patent related to "The Contributions". You also represent that You are not legally obligated, whether by entering into an agreement or otherwise, in any way that conflicts with the terms of this license. For example, if you have signed an agreement requiring you to assign the intellectual property rights in "The Contributions" to an employer or customer, that would conflict with the terms of this license.
• We, as authoritative representatives of "The Company" (Storj Labs, Inc.) determine the code that is in "The Work" (Storj). You understand that the decision to include "The Contribution(s)" in any project or source repository is entirely that of "The Company" (Storj Labs, Inc.), and this agreement does not guarantee that "The Contributions" will be included in any product.
• We, as authoritative representatives of "The Company" (Storj Labs, Inc.) do solemnly swear and commit back to You that the "The Project" remains freely accessible under these terms. As "The Project" continues to remain under the control of co-founders Shawn Wilkinson, James Prestwich, John Quinn, and Tome Boshevski, "The Work" (Storj) will always and forever remain publicly free and available in its entirety under a prominent free software license (e.g. MIT, GPL, or one of its variants). If, at which time, Shawn Wilkinson, James Prestwich, John Quinn, and Tome Boshevski no longer retain control as co-founders of "The Company", and the licensing model for "The Project" (Storj) changes to a non-free license, then an effort will be made, if possible, to hand "The Project" off to a third-party under the guidance of the Free Software Foundation.
• No Implied Warranties. "The Company" (Storj Labs, Inc.) acknowledges that, except as explicitly described in this Agreement, the Contribution is provided on an "AS IS" 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 PURPOSE.
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