Intellectual Property Policy

  1. The Association shall generally accept contributions of software or documentation made under the same open source license as the work it modifies. The Association is not obligated to accept all contributions and may select contributions the Technical Committee or Board of Directors consider appropriate. The Board of Directors shall determine what licenses the Association will accept, and shall prefer licenses which the Open Source Initiative has approved and categorized as “popular and widely-used”.

  2. Optionally, an individual or organization may choose to contribute software or documentation under the terms of a contributor agreement. The Board of Directors shall determine what contributor agreements the Association will accept, as may be appropriate for certain projects or contributions.

  3. The trademark policy of the Association shall be determined by the Board of Directors and may be modified by the Board of Directors.