[Cabal] Copyright assignment
lschiere at users.sf.net
Tue Jan 16 17:53:14 EST 2007
On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 01:26:47PM -0800, Sean Egan wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I've been going over all the tax exempt paperwork.
> The lawyers recommend requiring copyright assignment for contributors,
> and that we try to get as much current code assigned to IM Freedom as
> possible. This is, obviously, so that we can better protect our rights
> over it (the same reason the FSF does it, for instance). We should be
> able to make it really easy for contributors to do this. Google has a
> web form that apparently is adequate.
> I'll definitely be asking the lawyers more about this, but I wanted to
> gauge your opinions first. Is requiring copyright assignment something
> you guys are in favor for? Dead against? Somewhere in the middle?
If we do this, we want to make it amply clear we will still give credit
for work done.
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