Re: Licensing and copyright

On Fri, 2004-02-20 at 13:02 -0800, Rob Adams wrote:

> OK I think that it's obvious that no one else thinks that some GNOME-
> specific guidelines would be useful to very many people, so I'm dropping
> the matter.
> Thanks for your attention.

I do think that they would be useful, but they'd probably be more
concerned with license choice and such, rather than copyright ownership-
our general policy there has always been 'own your own, enjoy.' So I'm
not entirely sure that they'd answer the question you seemed to
originally be posing.

My personal position is that ownership insanity is an important
protection for us- as long as we license correctly the first time,
having very unclear ownership of the copyright makes it difficult to
relicense in a freedom-unfriendly manner.


> On Fri, 2004-02-20 at 20:23 +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Gwe, 2004-02-20 at 17:44, Rob Adams wrote:
> > > Actually American copyright law is probably the strongest in the world
> > > in terms of protecting rights of copyright holders.
> > 
> > Its slow, its expensive and you get to pay your costs even if you win.
> > 
> > I think most developers are familiar with their options and make what
> > they consider to be their own rational decision about contribution and
> > ownership, or in many cases their employer does.
> > 
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