Commit 9c611f3b authored by Richard Hughes's avatar Richard Hughes

Add COMMITMENT file as part of GPL Common Cure Rights Commitment

This is part of more broader commitment Red Hat along with IBM, Google, and
Facebook made in November 2017.

More on this can be found online: &
parent e641f15b
Common Cure Rights Commitment, version 1.0
Before filing or continuing to prosecute any legal proceeding or claim
(other than a Defensive Action) arising from termination of a Covered
License, we commit to extend to the person or entity ('you') accused
of violating the Covered License the following provisions regarding
cure and reinstatement, taken from GPL version 3. As used here, the
term 'this License' refers to the specific Covered License being
However, if you cease all violation of this License, then your
license from a particular copyright holder is reinstated (a)
provisionally, unless and until the copyright holder explicitly
and finally terminates your license, and (b) permanently, if the
copyright holder fails to notify you of the violation by some
reasonable means prior to 60 days after the cessation.
Moreover, your license from a particular copyright holder is
reinstated permanently if the copyright holder notifies you of the
violation by some reasonable means, this is the first time you
have received notice of violation of this License (for any work)
from that copyright holder, and you cure the violation prior to 30
days after your receipt of the notice.
We intend this Commitment to be irrevocable, and binding and
enforceable against us and assignees of or successors to our
'Covered License' means the GNU General Public License, version 2
(GPLv2), the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1
(LGPLv2.1), or the GNU Library General Public License, version 2
(LGPLv2), all as published by the Free Software Foundation.
'Defensive Action' means a legal proceeding or claim that We bring
against you in response to a prior proceeding or claim initiated by
you or your affiliate.
'We' means each contributor to this repository as of the date of
inclusion of this file, including subsidiaries of a corporate
This work is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike
4.0 International license.
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