Contributor License Agreement

This non-exclusive license is designed to serve the Perl community, including contributors to projects of the Perl Foundation ("Foundation"), the open source projects and products the Foundation supports, and the users of these projects and products. In order to document the non-exclusive intellectual property license granted for contributions to the projects, the Foundation obtains a Contributor License Agreement ("CLA"), signed by each Contributor. Under the CLA the contributor retains ownership of each Contribution, and remains free to use each contribution independently of the Foundation for other purposes.

Please complete and send an original signed CLA to:

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Please read this agreement carefully before signing it, and keep a copy for your records.

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1. Definitions.

The "Work" means an existing body of code or documentation that is part of any of the projects or products owned or managed by the Foundation.

"Contribution" means any work of authorship, including any modifications or additions to the Work, that is Submitted by you for inclusion in the Work. "Submitted" means provided to the project, or its representatives, by any form of electronic, verbal, or written communication, for instance, posting to electronic mailing lists, source code control systems, or issue tracking systems that are used for building, discussing, and improving the Work. No communication that is conspicuously marked in writing by you as "Not a Contribution" will be considered to be a Contribution.

"Users" means recipients of the Work distributed by the Foundation, or distributed by others in accordance with the Foundation's requirements.

"You" means the individual, or other party, that is making this CLA with the Foundation. For parties other than individuals, "you" includes all of the organizational affiliates of the party signing this CLA. An "organizational affiliate" means each party that controls, is controlled by, or under common control with, the party signing this CLA.

2. Acceptance. You accept and agree to the terms and conditions of this CLA for your present and future Contributions, and for your Contributions made prior to signing this CLA. Your prior contributions subject to this CLA include, but are not limited to, the Contributions listed on Schedule 1.

3. Foundation Obligations. In return for the license granted under this CLA, the Foundation will use your Contributions only in ways that are consistent with the open source nature of the Work. Except for the license granted under this CLA, you reserve all rights in your Contributions.

4. License.

4.1 Subject to this CLA, you grant to the Foundation, and to the Users, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, free-of-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable license under all intellectual property rights (excluding patent and trademark, but including copyright) to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute your Contributions, and derivative works.

4.2 You also grant to the Foundation, and to the Users, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, free-of-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable (except as specified in this section) patent license to make, have made, use, offer to sell, sell, import, and otherwise transfer the Contribution. This license applies only to those patent claims licensable by you (including without limitation any patent claims you may acquire in the future) that are necessarily infringed by your Contribution(s) alone, or by the combination of your Contribution(s) with the Work or with the subsequent contributions of anyone else. If any party institutes patent litigation against you or any other party (including a cross-claim or counterclaim in a lawsuit) alleging that your Contribution, or the Work to which you have contributed, constitutes direct or contributory patent infringement, then any patent licenses granted to that party based on the rights you have granted to the Foundation under this CLA shall terminate as of the date such litigation is filed.

5. Representations.

5.1 You represent that you are legally entitled to grant this license. If your employer(s) has rights to intellectual property created by you which include your Contributions, you represent that you have received permission to make Contributions on behalf of that employer, or that your employer has waived such rights for your Contributions to the Foundation, or that your employer has signed a separate CLA with the Foundation. If you have employees, you also represent that any employee making a Contribution on your behalf is fully authorized to do so, and that you have sufficient rights in the employee's Contribution to grant this license.

5.2 You also represent that each of your Contributions is your original creation, and that to the best of your knowledge, includes complete details of any third-party license or other restriction, for instance, related patents and trademarks associated with it.

5.3 If you become aware of any facts or circumstances that would make your representation under this CLA inaccurate in any respect, you will notify the Foundation promptly.

6. Support. You are not expected to provide support for your Contributions, unless you want to do so. Whether or not you charge a fee for support is up to you.

7. Warranty Disclaimer. To the extent permitted by law, you provide your Contributions 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.

Signature: ________________________________ Date: ______________

Schedule 1 Prior Contributions

( Unless requested by the Foundation, you are not required to complete Schedule 1. )