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netdata contributors license agreement

Thank you for contributing to netdata!

This agreement is part of the legal framework of the open-source ecosystem
that adds some red tape, but protects both the contributor and the project.

To understand why this is needed, please read a well-written chapter from
Karl Fogel’s Producing Open Source Software on CLAs

By signing this agreement, you do not change your rights to use your own
contributions for any other purpose.

The Contributor (you) grants netdata Inc. 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 his contributions and such derivative works.

The Contributor (you) hereby assigns netdata Inc. copyright in his
contributions, to be licensed under the same terms as the rest of the code.

Note: this means we may re-license netdata (your contributions included)
any way we see fit, without asking your permission.
Open-source licenses have significant differences and in our attempt to
help netdata grow we may have to distribute it under a different license.
For example, CNCF, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, requires netdata
to be licensed under Apache-2.0 for it to be accepted as a member of the
Foundation. We want to be free to do it.

original work

The Contributor (you) represent that each of his contributions is his
original creation and that he is legally entitled to grant the above license.

Note: if you are committing third party code, please make sure the third party
license or any other restrictions are also included with your commits.
netdata includes many third party libraries and tools and this is not a
problem, provided that the license of the third party code is compatible with
the one we use for netdata.


Since Sep 17th 2018, we use for signing the CLA, on all pull requests.
Old contributors can sign the CLA at any time using this link.


(they have been imported to already)

The Contributor (you) signs this agreement by adding his personal data in
this document and committing it to the project repo
(the same way contributions are submitted to the project).

By signing once, all contributions (past and future) of The Contributor (you),
are subject to this agreement.

Note: so you have to:
1. add your github username and name in this file
2. commit it to the repo with a PR, using the same github username, or include this change in your first PR.

netdata contributors

This is the list of contributors that have signed this agreement:

username name email (optional)
@lets00 Luís Eduardo
@ktsaou Costa Tsaousis
@tycho Steven Noonan
@philwhineray Phil Whineray
@paulfantom Paweł Krupa
@Ferroin Austin S. Hemmelgarn
@glensc Elan Ruusamäe
@l2isbad Ilya Mashchenko
@rlefevre Rémi Lefèvre
@vlvkobal Vladimir Kobal
@simonnagl Simon Nagl
@manosf Emmanouil Fokas
@user501254 Ashesh Singh
@t-h-e Stefan Forstenlechner
@facetoe Facetoe
@ntlug Christopher Cox
@alonbl Alon Bar-Lev
@Wing924 Wei He
@NeonSludge Kirill Buev
@kmlucy Kyle Lucy
@RicardoSette Ricardo Sette
@383c57 Shinichi Tagashira
@davidak David Kleuker
@ccremer Christian Cremer
@jimcooley Jim Cooley
@Chocobo1 Mike Tzou
@cosmix Dimosthenis Kaponis
@shadycuz Levi Blaney
@Flums Philip Gabrielsen
@domschl Dominik Schlösser
@tioumen Guillaume Hospital
@arch273 Jacob Ayres
@x4FF3 David Fuellgraf
@jasonwbarnett Jason Barnett
@ecowed Ed Wade
@wungad Rob Man
@rda0 Sven Mäder
@alibo Ali Borhani
@Nani-o Sofiane Medjkoune
@n0guest Evgeniy K.
@amichelic Adalbert Michelic
@abalabahaha abalabahaha
@illes Illes S.
@plasticrake Patrick Seal
@jonfairbanks Jon Fairbanks
@pjz Paul Jimenez
@jgrossiord Julien Grossiord
@pohzipohzi Poh Zi How
@vladmovchan Vladyslav Movchan
@gmosx George Moschovitis
@adherzog Adam Herzog