Determined AI Contributor Agreements

Determined AI uses Contributor License Agreements to accept contributions from individuals and corporations. These agreements help us achieve our goal of providing reliable and long-lived software products through collaborative open source development. In all cases, contributors retain full rights to use their original contributions for any other purpose outside of Determined while providing Determined and its projects the right to distribute and build upon their work.

Individual Contributors

ICLA: Individual Contributor License Agreement

Determined AI requires all contributors of ideas, code, or documentation to any Determined project complete, sign, and submit via email an Individual Contributor License Agreement (ICLA). The purpose of this agreement is to clearly define the terms under which intellectual property has been contributed to Determined and thereby allow us to defend the project should there be a legal dispute regarding the software at some future time.

The ICLA is not tied to any employer you may have, so it is recommended to use one's personal email address in the contact details, rather than an @work address.

Corporate Contributors

CCLA: Corporate Contributor License Agreement

For a corporation that has assigned employees to work on a Determined project, a Corporate CLA (CCLA) is available for contributing intellectual property via the corporation, that may have been assigned as part of an employment agreement. Note that a Corporate CLA does not remove the need for every developer to sign their own ICLA as an individual, which covers both contributions which are owned and those that are not owned by the corporation signing the CCLA.

The CCLA legally binds the corporation, so it must be signed by a person with authority to enter into legal contracts on behalf of the corporation.

How-To: Submitting License Agreements and Grants

Documents must be submitted by email and signed by hand. Please print the appropriate license agreement, fill it in, scan all pages into a single PDF file, and attach the PDF file to an email to If possible, send the attachment from the email address in the document. Please send only one document per email. We do not accept links to files; the files must be attached to the mail.

Your Full name may be published unless you provide an alternative Public name. For example if your full name is Andrew Bernard Charles Dickens, but you wish to be known as Andrew Dickens, please enter the latter as your Public name. Your Full name should be written with your given name first and your family name last, though your preferred ordering can be used in the Public name.

The email address and other contact details are not published.