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Thank you for contributing to Netdata!

This agreement is part of the legal framework of the open-source ecosystem that adds some red tape, but protects both the contributor and the project.

To understand why this is needed, please read a well-written chapter from Karl Fogel’s Producing Open Source Software on CLAs.

By signing this agreement, you do not change your rights to use your own contributions for any other purpose.

The Contributor (you) grants Netdata Inc. a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute his contributions and such derivative works.

The Contributor (you) hereby assigns Netdata Inc. copyright in his contributions, to be licensed under the same terms as the rest of the code.

Note: this means we may re-license Netdata (your contributions included) any way we see fit, without asking your permission. We intend to keep the Netdata agent forever FOSS. But open-source licenses have significant differences and in our attempt to help Netdata grow we may have to distribute it under a different license. For example, CNCF, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, requires Netdata to be licensed under Apache-2.0 for it to be accepted as a member of the Foundation. We want to be free to do it.

original work

The Contributor (you) represent that each of his contributions is his original creation and that he is legally entitled to grant the above license.

Note: if you are committing third party code, please make sure the third party license or any other restrictions are also included with your commits. Netdata includes many third party libraries and tools and this is not a problem, provided that the license of the third party code is compatible with the one we use for Netdata.


Since Sep 17th 2018, we use for signing the CLA, on all pull requests. Old contributors can sign the CLA at any time using this link.


(they have been imported to already)

The Contributor (you) signs this agreement by adding his personal data in this document and committing it to the project repo (the same way contributions are submitted to the project).

By signing once, all contributions (past and future) of The Contributor (you), are subject to this agreement.

Note: so you have to:

  1. add your github username and name in this file
  2. commit it to the repo with a PR, using the same github username, or include this change in your first PR.

Netdata contributors

This is the list of contributors that have signed this agreement:

usernamenameemail (optional)
@lets00Luís Eduardo[email protected]
@ktsaouCosta Tsaousis[email protected]
@tychoSteven Noonan[email protected]
@philwhinerayPhil Whineray
@paulfantomPaweł Krupa[email protected]
@FerroinAustin S. Hemmelgarn[email protected]
@glenscElan Ruusamäe
@l2isbadIlya Mashchenko[email protected]
@rlefevreRémi Lefèvre
@vlvkobalVladimir Kobal[email protected]
@simonnaglSimon Nagl
@manosfEmmanouil Fokas[email protected]
@user501254Ashesh Singh[email protected]
@t-h-eStefan Forstenlechner
@ntlugChristopher Cox[email protected]
@alonblAlon Bar-Lev[email protected]
@Wing924Wei He[email protected]
@NeonSludgeKirill Buev[email protected]
@kmlucyKyle Lucy[email protected]
@RicardoSetteRicardo Sette[email protected]
@383c57Shinichi Tagashira
@davidakDavid Kleuker[email protected]
@ccremerChristian Cremer
@jimcooleyJim Cooley[email protected]
@Chocobo1Mike Tzou
@vinyasmusicVinyas Malagaudanavar[email protected]
@cosmixDimosthenis Kaponis
@shadycuzLevi Blaney[email protected]
@FlumsPhilip Gabrielsen[email protected]
@domschlDominik Schlösser[email protected]
@tioumenGuillaume Hospital
@arch273Jacob Ayres
@x4FF3David Fuellgraf
@jasonwbarnettJason Barnett
@ecowedEd Wade
@wungadRob Man
@rda0Sven Mäder[email protected]
@aliboAli Borhani[email protected]
@Nani-oSofiane Medjkoune[email protected]
@n0guestEvgeniy K.[email protected]
@amichelicAdalbert Michelic
@abalabahahaabalabahaha[email protected]
@illesIlles S.
@plasticrakePatrick Seal
@jonfairbanksJon Fairbanks
@pjzPaul Jimenez[email protected]
@jgrossiordJulien Grossiord[email protected]
@pohzipohziPoh Zi How
@vladmovchanVladyslav Movchan[email protected]
@gmosxGeorge Moschovitis
@adherzogAdam Herzog[email protected]
@skrzyp1Jerzy S.
@akwanAlan Kwan
@underhoodTimotej Šiškovič
@stevenhSteven Hartland[email protected]
@dpsy4Dave Sitek
@devinrsmithDevin Smith
@hugovalente-pmHugo Valente[email protected]

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