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What this author has signed in not a Contributor License Agreement, giving the project additional (non-exclusive) rights in addition to what they get under the AGPL, but a transfer of copyrights (CTA, Copyright Transfer Agreement). This means that the AGPL project owns the copyrights on the contribution and the author has just as many rights as anyone else ...


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The requirement to retain the existing copyright notice(s) does not in any way affect whether you own the copyrights to your contribution or not. You are not required to have an explicit copyright notice in order to own the copyrights to your work, so from that it follows that the copyright notices that do exist must not be assumed to be an exhaustive list ...


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The author has the copyright, so he can relicense from the license point of view. But the CLA is not a license, but a contract. And you need to read the contract to know what it allows and what not. One possiblity is, that the contributor signed that he will not license the code other than to the company the CLA is for or AGPL for the general public. Another ...


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Is it the case that someone who contributes to a project licensed under this licence is automatically assigning copyright to the copyright holder listed in the project licence? No. Unless arrangements are made to the contrary, you retain the copyright to any contributions you make to any free software project (or any other project, or anything else, for ...


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