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Suppose on GitHub one has a BSD project. If people make changes and and then request for you to pull them, are those changes also BSD licensed by default?

marked as duplicate by curiousdannii, Mureinik, MadHatter, Michael Schumacher, Zizouz212 Jun 20 '17 at 16:44

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Per Github TOS help page:

  1. Contributions Under Repository License

Whenever you make a contribution to a repository containing notice of a license, you license your contribution under the same terms, and you agree that you have the right to license your contribution under those terms. If you have a separate agreement to license your contributions under different terms, such as a contributor license agreement, that agreement will supercede.

Isn't this just how it works already? Yep. This is widely accepted as the norm in the open-source community; it's commonly referred to by the shorthand "inbound=outbound". We're just making it explicit.

So yes on Github, contributions are under the project's license (e.g. BSD-licensed in your case), unless stated otherwise.

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