Re: helix setup tools?

> Assigning the copyright to the FSF means that if we want to change the
> license from the GPL to the LGPL we could not be able to do this as
> the FSF might want more code to fall under the GPL than under the

Assigning the copyright to the FSF still allows the 
original author to distribute under different license terms.  See
this message on the gcc mailing list:

> Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 08:40:11 -0600 (MDT)
> Message-Id: <>
> From: Richard Stallman <>
> Subject: Re: copyright assignment: joined ownership?
> Reply-to:
>     Mr. Stallman, this is just a small suggestion. Maybe the FSF can consider
>     allowing joined ownership of copyright of source code. 
> I don't believe this is legally possible.
>     FSF can require that the assigned or joinly owned code, and their
>     derivatives, must be always available under the GPL, but the
>     original author can release the source code under additional,
>     different licenses or ways.
> That is the way we do things now.  The contributor always has the
> option of using his own contribution in any way whatever.  That's
> because our assignment contracts explicitly say so.
> So it looks like you're trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist.
> It is just a misunderstanding.  Would you please pass the word?

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