Canonical contributor licence agreement

At Canonical, we manage a lot of open source projects and we’re required to have agreements with everyone who takes part. It’s the easiest way for you to give us permission to use your contributions. In effect, you’re giving us a licence, but you still own the copyright — so you retain the right to modify your code and use it in other projects.

Canonical contributor license agreement

Sign the contributor agreement

When you’re ready to contribute to Ubuntu, we have two forms: one for individual contributors and one for companies and other organisations. Before you make your first contribution, please ensure you’ve already created a Launchpad account, then complete the appropriate form.

Sign the contributor agreement ›

Frequently asked questions

We use the Harmony CLA to protect your rights regarding any contribution you make to our open source projects. Learn more about how it works and what it means for you.

Contribution FAQ ›