It is our intent that contributors be able to retain as many rights as possible to their original works. We want contributors to be allowed to sell their works (ie in a game engine marketplace), to release works under open source licenses, to use works in their portfolios, and of course use their works in their own projects.
Of course, we must also ensure that You're Perfect Studio is not limited in usage of contributed works, including the right to release those works under the You're Perfect Studio brand name both in Commercial and Open Source contexts (even including releasing works into the public domain should You're Perfect Studio choose to do so).
Wherever feasible if we publish something under the You're Perfect brand we will credit you and we will optionally link to your portfolio/homepage/etc. in the credits.
Contribution License Agreement
This Contribution License Agreement (“Agreement”) is agreed to by the party submitting works
(“You”), and conveys certain license rights to You're Perfect Studio and its founders (“You're Perfect”) for
Your contributions to You're Perfect projects. This Agreement is effective as of the 1st of July, 2018.
"Project" means any of the projects owned or managed by You're Perfect Studio or its founders.
“Code” means the computer software code, whether in human-readable or machine-executable
"Asset" means the artwork (3D models, textures, sounds, music, concept artwork, logos, icons), and other items used in the planninng, creation, deployment, and execution of a Project.
“Submit” is the act of uploading, submitting, transmitting, or distributing Code, Assets, or other content
to any Project, including but not limited to communication on electronic mailing lists, source
code control systems, chat rooms, and issue tracking systems that are managed by, or on behalf of, the
Project for the purpose of discussing and improving that Project, but excluding communication
that is conspicuously marked or otherwise designated in writing by You as “Not a Submission.”
“Submission” means the Code, Assets, and any other copyrightable material Submitted by You,
including any associated comments and documentation.
You must agree to the terms of this Agreement before making a Submission to any Project. This
Agreement covers any and all Submissions that You, now or in the future (except as described in
Section 4 below), Submit to any Project.
Originality of Work
You represent that each of Your Submissions is entirely Your original work. Should You wish to
Submit materials that are not Your original work, You may Submit them separately to the Project
if You (a) retain all copyright and license information that was in the materials as You received
them, (b) in the description accompanying Your Submission, include the phrase “Submission
containing materials of a third party:” followed by the names of the third party and any licenses
or other restrictions of which You are aware, and (c) follow any other instructions in the
Project’s written guidelines concerning Submissions.
References to “employer” in this Agreement include Your employer or anyone else for whom
You are acting in making Your Submission, e.g. as a contractor, vendor, or agent. If Your
Submission is made in the course of Your work for an employer or Your employer has
intellectual property rights in Your Submission by contract or applicable law, You must secure
permission from Your employer to make the Submission. In that
case, the term “You” in this Agreement will refer to You and the employer collectively. If You
change employers in the future and desire to Submit additional Submissions for the new
employer, then You agree to secure permission from the new
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or indirectly from You're Perfect, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free,
irrevocable license in the Submission to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly
display, publicly perform, and distribute the Submission and such derivative works, and
to sublicense any or all of the foregoing rights to third parties.
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indirectly from You're Perfect, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free,
irrevocable license under Your patent claims that are necessarily infringed by the
Submission or the combination of the Submission with the Project to which it was
Submitted to make, have made, use, offer to sell, sell and import or otherwise dispose
of the Submission alone or with the Project.
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Your Submissions is entirely Your original work (except as You may have disclosed under
Section 3). You represent that You have secured permission from Your employer to make the
Submission in cases where Your Submission is made in the course of Your work for Your
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applicable law. If You are making this Agreement on behalf of Your employer, You represent
and warrant that You have the necessary authority to bind the listed employer to the obligations
contained in this Agreement. You are not expected to provide support for Your Submission,
unless You choose to do so.
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SECTIONS 3, 4, AND 6, THE SUBMISSION PROVIDED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IS
PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, ANY WARRANTY OF NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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aware that would make Your representations in this Agreement inaccurate in any respect.
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indefinitely and disclosed publicly, including Your name and other information that You submit
with Your Submission.
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no federal subject matter jurisdiction exists, in which case the parties consent to exclusive
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defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non-conveniens.
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the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may be assigned by You're Perfect.