What are the terms of contribution?

Contributions to Dakota, including the Dakota GUI are subject to the terms of their respective licenses. Contributions which are derivative works of Dakota or the Dakota GUI will therefore be accepted under the same license terms as the product from which they are derived. Contributions which are not derivative works, such as additional Dakota examples, should be licensed as permissively as possible, preferrably BSD or similar.

Along with or following your contribution, please include:

  • Complete list of authors and affiliations at time of authorship.
  • Consent from each author indicating the following or similar:
    I contributed [NAME OF FEATURE], via patches submitted to the Dakota team. I agree to the following terms and conditions for my contributions: First, I agree my contributions are submitted under the terms of the LGPL [EPLĀ for Dakota GUI] license. Second, I represent I am authorized to make the contributions and grant the license. If my employer has rights to intellectual property that includes my contributions, I represent that I have received permission to make contributions and grant the required license on behalf of my employer.

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