[Cabal] Copyright assignment

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Fri Jan 19 01:08:28 EST 2007

On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 13:26:47 -0800, Sean Egan wrote
> 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?

I'm mildly against it.  No specific reason really... I just don't feel like it
would ever really be beneficial, and it would add a bit of administrivia.


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