Re: Gnome foundation & copyright assesment

On Fri, 2003-11-28 at 13:20, Jean-Michel POURE wrote:
> Dear Gnome members,
> I am a long time GNU/Linux user and lover. My projects involve for example 
>, which is based on wxWindows.
> For information, I am enquiring about the advantages of assigning copyright to 
> a Foundation. The advantages of creating a Foundation are obvious!
> I read on that:
> "Other examples of projects requiring copyright assignment include Python, 
> OpenOffice, GNOME and all Free Software Foundation projects, such as GNU 
> Enterprise and GCC."

That's not actually true. GNOME doesn't require copyright assignment,
contributors keep the copyright on their code. I'm not even sure if the
mechanism exists :-)

> 1) Could you point out to me any legal document whereby a contributor donates 
> the ownership of his work to the Foundation.
> 2) Is such a transfer of ownership always required in the case of contribution 
> to the Gnome Project?
> 3) Do you ask the contributor to bear all risks in case of transfer?
> 4) Where can I find the list of the Foundation members? should have them,
but doesn't. For now, is probably the
best place to look.
Andrew Sobala <aes gnome org>

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