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Most forms of contribution aside from providing support to other users requires that you sign and submit a Contributors License Agreement (or "CLA" for short) with the Gephi Consortium. There are two versions of the agreement:
In summary, the CLA asserts that when you donate fixes or documentation, you both own the code that you're submitting and that the Gephi Consortium can in turn license that code to other people. This is a license agreement only; it does not transfer copyright ownership and does not change your rights to use your own Contributions for any other purpose. You can submit a valid CLA by:
Sending in a CLA is a one-time thing, and once it's done, you're in the clear to start contributing to all Gephi Consortium projects! To be effective, though, you need to know a little bit about how contributors and Committers coordinate their work, so getting involved and asking questions should be your first step.
For more on CLAs, please read this.