Contribution License Agreement

Thank you for your interest in ReadonlyREST documentation (“Product”), managed by Beshu Limited, a company duly established under the laws of United Kingdom, with registration number No. 10888034, and registered address at Office 32 13-21 Crawford Street, WH1 1PG, the owner the product (“We” or “Us”). We appreciate all the Contributions, made to our Product.

The purpose of this Contribution License Agreement (“CLA”, or “Agreement”) is to clarify the intellectual property rights granted with the Contribution to the Product from any person or entity. This CLA serves as a protection for a Contributor, as well as the protection of Us, our Product and its users.

This Agreement does not change your right to use your Contribution for the other purposes.

By submitting the present Contribution to Us, you acknowledge that you have read this Contribution License Agreement (a copy of which you can download) and that you will abide and comply to the requirements of the Agreement.

1. Definitions

“You” means an individual, who is a copyright owner of the Contribution, or a legal entity, which is authorized by a copyright owner to make a Contribution to the Product. “Contribution” means any original work of authorship, including any modifications or additions to the existing work, in which You own or assert ownership of the Copyright, that is intentionally Submitted by You to Us for inclusion in the Product. “Submit” means any form of electronic, verbal, or written communication sent to Us, including but not limited to electronic mailing lists, source code control systems, and issue tracking systems that are managed by Us, for the purpose of discussing and improving of our Product, but excluding communications that are conspicuously marked or otherwise designated in writing by You as “Not a Contribution”. “Product” means OSS ReadonlyREST Plugin for Elasticsearch (specified on the following web-site:, which is managed by BeShu Tech, which owns the Product.

By signing this Agreement, being a subject to the terms and conditions of it, You hereby grant to Us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, transferable, irrevocable copyright license with the right to sublicense such rights through multiple number of sublicensees, to reproduce, prepare derivative works, modify, publicly display, publicly perform and distribute Your Contributions as a part of the Product.

3. Grant of Patent License

By signing this Agreement, You hereby grant to Us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, transferable, irrevocable patent license with the right to sublicense these rights to multiple number of sublicensees, to make, have made, use, offer to sell, sell, import or otherwise transfer the Product, where such license applies only to those claims licensable by You that are necessarily infringed by your Contribution alone or by combination of your Contribution with the Product to which such Contribution was Submitted.

4. Our rights

We are not obliged to use Your Contribution as a part of the Product and We reserve the right to decide whether the Contribution is appropriate and can be included to the Product. If We include the Contribution to the Product We may license the Contribution under any licensing terms, including without limitation:

(a) open source licenses like the GPLv3 license; and

(b) binary, proprietary, or commercial licenses.

Except for the licenses granted herein, You reserve all right, title, and interest in and to the Contribution. including copyleft, permissive, commercial, or proprietary licenses.

5. Moral Rights

To the extent permitted by law, the You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive any and all moral rights conferred by Chapter IV of the UK Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or any rights of a similar nature under laws now or in the future in force in any jurisdiction in and to any and all Contributions to Our Product, submitted by You and agree not to assert such moral rights against Us or any of our licensee, either direct or indirect.

6. Your Representations

By signing this Agreement, You represent and confirm that:

  • You have a legal authority to enter into this Agreement and You are legally entitled to grant the above license;

  • The Contribution is Your original creation and You own a copyright and patent claims covering the Contribution which are required to grant the rights under the sections 2 and 3 of this Agreement; Should You wish to Submit materials that are not Your original creation, You may Submit them separately to the Product 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;

  • The rights You grant under the Sections 2 and 3 of this Agreement does not violate any grant of rights, which You have made to the third parties;

  • If You are an employee, You have received permission to make such Contribution on behalf of the employer;

  • If You are less, then eighteen years old, please have Your parents or guardian sign this Agreement.

In addition, You agree to notify Us of any fact or circumstances of which you become aware that would make these representations inaccurate in any respect.

7. Disclaimer


8. Other Provisions of the Agreement

This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom.

Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any Contribution shall be under the terms and conditions of this Agreement, without any additional terms or conditions. Notwithstanding the above, nothing herein shall supersede or modify the terms of any separate license agreement you may have executed with Us regarding such Contribution.

This Agreement sets out the entire agreement between You and Us and overrides all other agreements or understandings.

The relationship of the parties under this Agreement is that of independent contractors, and neither party will have the rights to act as the agent of the other party.

If You or We assign the rights or obligations received through this Agreement to a third party, as a conditions of the assignment, that third party must agree in writing to abide by all the rights and obligations in the Agreement.

If any provisions of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, such provisions shall be severed from the Agreement and the remainder of this Agreement shall be interpreted so as to best reflects the original intent of the parties.

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