Why we have a CLA
As the sponsor of dbt, dbt Labs would like to ensure the long-term viability of dbt and its community. The Contributor License Agreement helps ensure everyone can enjoy dbt with confidence that dbt is here to stay.
Specifically, our Contributor License Agreements (CLAs) grant the contributor and dbt Labs joint copyright interest in contributed code. Further, it provides assurance from the contributor that contributions are original work that does not violate any third-party license agreement. The agreement between contributors and project is explicit, so dbt users can be confident in the legal status of the source code and their right to use it.
For all code contributions to dbt, we ask that contributors complete and sign a Contributor License Agreement. We have two different CLAs, depending on whether you are contributing to dbt in a personal or professional capacity:
- Individual Contributor License Agreement v1.0
- Software Grant and Corporate Contributor License Agreement v1.0
Our individual and corporate CLAs are based on the Contributor License Agreements published by the Apache Software Foundation, with modifications:
- Individual Contributor License Agreement ("Agreement") V2.0
- Software Grant and Corporate Contributor License Agreement ("Agreement") v r190612
If you have questions about these CLAs, please contact us at email@example.com.