Contributions to the srsLTE software suite are always welcome. The easiest way to contribute is by issuing a pull request on the srsLTE repository. We use clang-format to maintain consistent code style - see our default format.
We ask srsLTE contributors to agree to a Copyright License Agreement. This provides us with necessary permissions to use contributed code. For more information, see the FAQ below. Viewing and accepting the CLA agreement is integrated into the GitHub pull request workflow using CLAassistant.
1. What is a Copyright License Agreement (CLA) and why do I need one?¶
A Copyright License Agreement is a legal document in which you state you are entitled to contribute the code/documentation/translation to the project you’re contributing to and are willing to have it used in distributions and derivative works. This means that should there be any kind of legal issue in the future as to the origins and ownership of any particular piece of code, then that project has the necessary forms on file from the contributor(s) saying they were permitted to make this contribution.
The CLA also ensures that once you have provided a contribution, you cannot try to withdraw permission for its use at a later date. People and companies can therefore use that software, confident that they will not be asked to stop using pieces of the code at a later date.
The agreements used by the srsLTE project are standard documents provided by Project Harmony, a community-centered group focused on contributor agreements for free and open source software (FOSS). For more information, see www.harmonyagreements.org.
2. How do I complete and submit the CLA?¶
3. How will my contributions to srsLTE be used?¶
The srsLTE project was created and is maintained by Software Radio Systems (SRS), a private limited company headquartered in Ireland. SRS provides srsLTE under both the open-source AGPLv3 license and commercial licenses. SRS also sells proprietary software products which build upon the srsLTE codebase. In this way, we attempt to ensure the ongoing development, evolution and sustainability of the srsLTE project.
Through the license agreements, we ask you to grant us permission to use your contributions within srsLTE and to continue to provide srsLTE under open-source and commercial licenses and within proprietary products. As we do not ask for copyright assignment, you retain complete ownership of your contributions and have the same rights to use or license those contributions which you would have had without entering into a license agreement.
If you have any questions about srsLTE licensing and contributions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org