Entity CLA

Any organization whose employees or representatives will be contributing to the work of the Open Mobility Foundation is required to accept the Entity Contributor License Agreement (Entity CLA). By doing so they acknowledge that contributions of software and other intellectual property by their employees are subject to the licensing terms and intellectual property policies described in the ECLA.

Members of OMF will generally complete the ECLA as part of the member sign up process. Non-member organizations should complete the ECLA before their employees contribute to the OMF. Each individual Contributor will then be required to accept the Individual Contributor License Agreement (ICLA) . This will occur as part of the process to sign up as a Contributor. It is important to remember that an employer’s acceptance of the ECLA does not automatically mean that all their employees are covered by the ICLA.

Note: accepting the Entity CLA does not imply that the organization is now a member of the OMF. The OMF is an open organization, and anyone may sign up as a contributor and participate in its work, whether or not they work for an OMF member. The ECLA exists to provide legal protection for the foundation, contributors, and their employers, regardless of membership.

There are five steps to executing an Entity CLA for a non-member:

1. Review the OMF Bylaws
2. Complete and submit an ECLA
3. Create a Collaboration account for your organization’s representative
4. OMF Staff completes your registration process
5. Inform Contributors in your organization

1.  Review the OMF Bylaws

The OMF is governed by its Bylaws. You should read the following documents, and have them reviewed by any appropriate groups in your organization. By signing and submitting the ECLA, you are accepting it on behalf of your organization.

Entity CLA

2. Complete and submit an Entity CLA

Download and complete the Entity CLA. This may be completed electronically, or printed, signed, and scanned.

Submit the Entity CLA by emailing it to  join@openmobilityfoundation.org.

3.  Create a Collaboration account for your organization’s representative

The OMF Collaboration site is used to coordinate efforts within groups of OMF. Even if your organization is not a Member of OMF, you are asked to create a Collaboration account so that OMF staff can communicate with you when necessary. More about how the OMF Collaboration site works.

Use the information for the representative on the Entity CLA and follow the steps in Collaboration Account Creation.

4. OMF Staff completes registration

The OMF Staff will subscribe your organization’s representative to the Entity CLA group

You will receive a email about each group to which you are subscribed.

5. Inform your team

Notify each member of your organization who will participate in a Working Group or Committee of the OMF to sign up as a Contributor. Give them the Location and website URL you used in the Entity CLA. They will have to provide this information when they create their OMF Collaboration accounts.