[Cabal] Copyright assignment

Luke Schierer 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?
> -s.

If we do this, we want to make it amply clear we will still give credit
for work done.


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