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You accept and agree to the following terms and conditions for your present and future Contributions submitted to the Project. This Agreement allows the Contributor to contribute to the Project as defined below.
Definitions. "You"/"yours" means the copyright owner or legal entity that is making this Agreement with VMware. 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" means any original work of authorship, including any modifications or additions to an existing work, that is intentionally submitted by you to VMware for inclusion in, or documentation of, any project owned or managed by VMware (the "Project"). For the purposes of this definition, "submitted" means any form of electronic, verbal, or written communication sent to VMware 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, VMware for the purpose of discussing and improving the Project, but excluding communication that is conspicuously marked or otherwise designated in writing by you as "Not a Contribution."
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You represent that each of your Contributions is your or your employees’ original creation (see Section 7 for submissions on behalf of others). You represent that your Contribution submissions include complete details of any third party license or other restriction (including, but not limited to, related patents and trademarks) of which you are aware and which is associated with any part of your Contributions.
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 Contribution(s) 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.
Should you wish to submit work that is not your original creation, you may submit it to VMware 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 aware, and conspicuously marking the work as "Submitted on behalf of a third-party: [named here]."
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