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Changes between Version 11 and Version 12 of Contributor_information


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    1717 2. If you don't want to sign such an agreement, you can alternatively submit your contribution under the [wiki:"MIT license"]. This is a liberal, wide-spread Open Source license that allows Sun (and anyone else) to use your contribution in both open-source and closed-source projects. 
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    19 Basically, the main difference between the two options is this: With the ICA, a written statement is necessary, but then ''only'' Sun is allowed to relicense your code (unless you give other people the same permission). With the MIT license, you save the paperwork, but everyone else can use your code as well. It's your choice. 
     19Basically, the main difference between the two options is this: With the SCA, a written statement is necessary, but then ''only'' Sun is allowed to relicense your code (unless you give other people the same permission). With the MIT license, you save the paperwork, but everyone else can use your code as well. It's your choice. 
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    2121== The !VirtualBox development model == 
     
    3131== How to submit your contributions == 
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    33 If you have developed a patch for !VirtualBox which you think could be useful for others and fits within the product's architecture, then you should submit it for inclusion. As a first step, you should execute the [wiki:ICA "Sun Contributor's Agreement"] as described above, which is a very straightforward and risk-free process. Then you should submit your patch to the '''vbox-dev''' mailing list (see the "[wiki:"Community"]" page) along with a description of what it does. In case you have not signed the ICA, please explicitly state that you are licensing the patch under the [wiki:"MIT license"]. 
     33If you have developed a patch for !VirtualBox which you think could be useful for others and fits within the product's architecture, then you should submit it for inclusion. As a first step, you should execute the [wiki:ICA "Sun Contributor's Agreement"] as described above, which is a very straightforward and risk-free process. Then you should submit your patch to the '''vbox-dev''' mailing list (see the "[wiki:"Community"]" page) along with a description of what it does. In case you have not signed the SCA, please explicitly state that you are licensing the patch under the [wiki:"MIT license"]. 
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    3535Please keep in mind that it might take some time to review your patch and integrate it. Also, please expect feedback from other developers on how to improve your patch and address potential issues. We can only incorporate your patch if it does not harm the product stability. 

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