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). Any student who would like us to integrate their work into ours has to grant us these rights, or we won’t be able to carry out the integration work.
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, we require that you print both sides, not just the back side. Also, we need an original, not just a scan by email. Thank you!