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Project JXTA Contributor Assignment

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Sun Project JXTA Software Contributor License Agreement
Version 15 March 2003

Thank you for your interest in Project JXTA (the "Project"). In order to clarify the intellectual property license granted with contributions of software from any person or entity to the Project (a "Contributor"), Sun requires that a Contributor License Agreement be on file that has been signed by each Contributor, indicating agreement to the license terms below. This license is for your protection as a Contributor of software to the Project and does not change your right to use your own contributions for any other purpose.

If you have not already done so, please complete this Agreement and send it by facsimile to the Project Office or send a photocopy by regular mail to:

By Fax:

JXTA Project Community Manager

c/o Lauren Zuravleff

(408) 276-6193

By Mail:

The JXTA Project Community Manager

c/o Lauren Zuravleff

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Mail Stop USCA21-308
4210 Network Circle
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Please read this document carefully before signing and keep the original for your records.

Your Full Name: _________________

Mailing Address: ________________



e-mail: _________________________

Telephone: _____________________

Facsimile: ______________________

Country: _______________________ User Name: __________________________

Contributor and Sun Microsystems, Inc. ("Sun") hereby accept and agree to the following terms and conditions:

1. "Contributions" means all past, present and future contributions of object code, source code and documentation to the Project, however submitted by Contributor to the Project, excluding any submissions that are conspicuously marked or otherwise designated in writing by Contributor as "Not a Contribution."

2. Contributor hereby grants to Sun's Project JXTA, a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license:

(a) under Contributor's intellectual property rights (other than patent or trademark) Licensable by Contributor, for Sun and any third party developer of Project JXTA to use, reproduce, modify, display, perform, sublicense and distribute the Contributions created by such Contributor (or portions thereof) with or without modification; and

(b) under Contributor's patent claims infringed by the making, using, or selling of Contributions made by that Contributor either alone and/or in combination with other Contributions (or portions of such combination), to make, use, sell, offer for sale, have made, and/or otherwise dispose of: 1) Contributions made by that Contributor (or portions thereof); and 2) the combination of Contributions made by that Contributor with other software and hardware.

(c) the licenses granted in Sections 2(a) and 2(b) above are effective on the date Contributor delivers the Contributions to Sun's Project JXTA.

(d) notwithstanding Section 2(b) above, no patent license is granted: 1) for any code that a licensee has deleted from the Contribution; 2) separate from the Contribution; or 3) for infringements caused by: (i) third party modifications of a Contribution or (ii) the combination of Contributions with other software or other devices if such combination causes the infringement.

Except for the rights granted to Sun's Project JXTA in this paragraph, Contributor reserves all right, title and interest in and to your Contributions.

3. Contributor represents that Contributor is legally entitled to grant the above licenses. If Contributor's employer(s) have rights to intellectual property that Contributor creates, Contributor represents that Contributor has received permission to make the Contributions on behalf of that employer, or that Contributor's employer has waived such rights for Contributor's Contributions to the Project.

4. Contributor represents that, except as disclosed in Contributor's Contribution submission(s), each of Contributor's Contributions is Contributor's original creation. Contributor represents that Contributor's Contribution submission(s) include complete details of any license or other restriction (including, but not limited to, related patents and trademarks) associated with any part of Contributor's Contribution(s) (including a copy of any applicable license agreement). Contributor agrees to notify Sun of any facts or circumstances of which Contributor becomes aware that would make Contributor's representations in this Agreement inaccurate in any respect.

5. Contributor is not expected to provide support for Contributor's Contributions, except to the extent Contributor desires to provide support. Contributor may provide support for free, for a fee, or not at all. Contributor's Contributions are provided as-is, with all faults defects and errors, and without warranty of any kind (either express or implied) including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and any warranty of non-infringement.

Please sign: __________________________ Date: ____________


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