Contributor License Agreement

Most forms of contribution aside from providing support to other users requires that you sign and submit a Contributors License Agreement (or "CLA" for short) with the Dojo Foundation. There are two versions of the agreement:

  1. The Individual CLA: use this version if you're working on a Dojo Foundation project in your spare time, or can clearly claim ownership of copyright in what you'll be submitting. The Dojo Foundation also prefers that all Committers have an Individual CLA on file, even if they are covered under the terms of the Corporate CLA
  2. The Corporate CLA: have your corporate lawyer review and submit this if your company is going to be contributing to Foundation projects

In summary, the CLA asserts that when you donate fixes or documentation, you both own the code that you're submitting and that the Dojo Foundation can in turn license that code to other people.

Sending in a CLA is a one-time thing, and once it's done, you're in the clear to start contributing to all Dojo Foundation projects! To be effective, though, you need to know a little bit about how contributors and Committers coordinate their work, so getting involved and asking questions should be your first step.

For more on CLAs, read Alex Russell's Why Do I Need to Sign This?.

Check whether a user has a CLA