The Nivenly Foundation ("we" or "the foundation") is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that tries to legally protect our projects, contributors, and contributions. In order to protect our contributions, we ask that all contributors to the project sign a contributor license agreement or "cla".

Our legal entity exists defensively. Ideally, Nivenly wouldn't have to do this. Unfortunately there are real risks in the world, especially when we begin interfacing with large international corporations.

Our Commitment to Transgender Contributors

We will always respect your name, pronouns, and welcome you to any of our projects or spaces. Please use whichever name and pronouns you prefer. We are primarily interested in enabling the best possible technical contributions to Nivenly projects.

The 2 Types of Licenses

Depending on the project you intend to work on, you may need to sign one or both of the contributor license agreements below.

We suggest signing both the source code contributor license agreement, as well as the content license agreement.

All Nivenly projects will clearly indicate their required licenses agreements by displaying "Source Code" or "Content" license requirements in their public documentation under "Nivenly Licensing Terms".

Source Code Contributor Terms

I have read the Contributor License Agreement terms of the Nivenly governance.

I agree to abide by the contributor license agreement for the project. I agree that all contributions made within any GitHub organization controlled by the Nivenly foundation are legally bound to the terms listed at the time of access.

Grant of Copyright

I hereby grant to The Nivenly Foundation and to recipients of software distributed by the project a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute your contributions and such derivative works.

Apache License v2.0

I hereby agree to the terms and conditions for use, reproduction, and distribution of the associated Apache license v2.0 and other corresponding licenses where applicable.

Content Contributor Terms

I have read the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) terms.

I hereby agree to the terms and conditions in the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) for all work contributed under "the content" license agreement.

We support transgender contributors, and understand that name changes are a complex topic, often take time, and can be difficult for many reasons. We never want to stand in your way or cause undo harm. Your preferred name, future name, or intended name is okay to use here, as long as this name can easily be attributed back to you in the future. This is not the space for anonymity, handles, or code names. This must be a name that we can realistically identify you from, and ideally is a name you intend to use persistently going forward.


"Source Code" Agreement of Terms

"Content" Agreement of Terms

The Nivenly Foundation

501(c)3 non-profit corporation