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You accept and agree to the following terms and conditions for Your present and future Contributions submitted to GitLab B.V.. Except for the license granted herein to GitLab B.V. and recipients of software distributed by GitLab B.V., You reserve all right, title, and interest in and to Your Contributions.

  1. Definitions.

    "You" (or "Your") shall mean the copyright owner or legal entity authorized by the copyright owner that is making this Agreement with GitLab B.V.. For legal entities, the entity making a Contribution and all other entities that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with that entity are considered to be a single Contributor. For the purposes of this definition, "control" means (i) the power, direct or indirect, to cause the direction or management of such entity, whether by contract or otherwise, or (ii) ownership of fifty percent (50%) or more of the outstanding shares, or (iii) beneficial ownership of such entity.

    "Contribution" shall mean the code, documentation or other original works of authorship, including any modifications or additions to an existing work, that is submitted by You to GitLab B.V. for inclusion in, or documentation of, any of the products owned or managed by GitLab B.V. (the "Work"). For the purposes of this definition, "submitted" means any form of electronic, verbal, or written communication sent to GitLab B.V. or its representatives, including but not limited to communication on electronic mailing lists, source code control systems, and issue tracking systems that are managed by, or on behalf of, GitLab B.V. for the purpose of discussing and improving the Work, but excluding communication that is conspicuously marked or otherwise designated in writing by You as "Not a Contribution."

  2. Grant of Copyright License.

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  1. Grant of Patent License.

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  1. You represent that You are legally entitled to grant the above license. You represent further that each of Your employees is authorized to submit Contributions on Your behalf, but excluding employees that are designated in writing by You as "Not authorized to submit Contributions on behalf of [name of Your corporation here]." Such designations of exclusion for unauthorized employees are to be submitted via email to legal@gitlab.com.

  2. You represent that each of Your Contributions is Your original creation (see section 7 for submissions on behalf of others).

  3. You are not expected to provide support for Your Contributions, except to the extent You desire to provide support. You may provide support for free, for a fee, or not at all. Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, 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.

  4. Should You wish to submit work that is not Your original creation, You may submit it to GitLab B.V. separately from any Contribution, identifying the complete details of its source and of any license or other restriction (including, but not limited to, related patents, trademarks, and license agreements) of which you are personally aware, and conspicuously marking the work as "Submitted on behalf of a third-party: [named here]".

  5. It is Your responsibility to notify GitLab.com when any change is required to the list of designated employees excluded from submitting Contributions on Your behalf per Section 4. Such notification should be sent via email to legal@gitlab.com.

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