A contributor agreement is an agreement (contract) between a student and the university in which the student grants the university non-exclusive usage rights (as spelled out in the document itself).
- In case of a final thesis, this allows the university to keep working with the student thesis results.
- In case of a student project, the contributor agreement allows everyone in the project to share equally in the results.
The Open Source Research Group uses a modified version of the SUN Contributor Agreement v1.5. The only modifications are the replacement of the recipient of the rights grant (SUN Microsystems) with the Open Source Research Group under the leadership of Prof. Riehle. Please find the agreement here:
When you print the contributor agreement, please print both sides, not just the back side. Also, we need an original, not just a scan by email. Thank you!