Contributors retain all copyrights over their contributions to LibreFoodPantry.

Licenses and Certificate of Origin#

By contributing to LibreFoodPantry, contributors agree to license source code contributions under GPLv3 and content contributions under CC-BY-SA 4.0, and sign-off that their contribution meets the conditions of the Developer Certificate of Origin 1.1.

Copyright Notices#

We manage our copyright information by including a copyright notice in each file we create that indicates the license that governs the file, and by keeping the full text of the licenses in the root of each project.

There are two copyright notices: one for source code and one for content. Here is the copyright notice for source code:

Copyright (C) YEAR The LibreFoodPantry Authors.
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, see <>.

Here is the copyright notice for content:

Copyright (C) YEAR The LibreFoodPantry Authors. This work is licensed
under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
To view a copy of this license, visit

The copyright notice for source code should be placed in comments at the top of each source file.

The copyright notice for content should be placed at the bottom of each content file and should be visible to reader of the document (not just the source).

Authorship information#

Detailed authorship information is maintained by the Git version control system and is available for each project using the git log command. When a release is made for a project, an AUTHORS file is generated containing all authors and co-authors listed in the git log.

If you make a commit that multiple authors helped to create (e.g., squashing a commits, pair programming, mob programming, etc.) it is important to give all co-authors credit for their work. Do this by adding a Co-authored-by: line to the end of your commit message for each co-author. See Creating a commit message with multiple authors for more details.