Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
To: Ned Ludd <solar@g.o>
Cc: "Petteri Räty" <betelgeuse@g.o>, gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Copyright assignment and headers in ebuilds
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 20:47:03
Message-Id: 1234990018.23500.50.camel@liasis.inforead.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Copyright assignment and headers in ebuilds by Ned Ludd
On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 12:35 -0800, Ned Ludd wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 22:26 +0200, Petteri Räty wrote: > > Ned Ludd wrote: > > > On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 13:10 +0200, Petteri Räty wrote: > > >> I have a mostly user written ebuild in which he has put his copyright to > > >> the header instead of the standard one so repoman is not happy about it. > > >> What is the model we should follow these days? Since developers haven't > > >> been doing copyright assignment for a while there's so much of the tree > > >> that isn't actually under Gentoo Foundation copyright as far as I > > >> understand it so should we just allow adding individual developers to > > >> the headers along the Foundation? I will be adding a question about this > > >> to the quizzes when we get some decision done so that new developers get > > >> educated on this (probably also need to have this documented somewhere > > >> on your web pages). > > > > > > > > > This topic came up years ago. End solution was that ebuilds that go into > > > the tree need to be assigned to the foundation. Reason for this is that > > > if we ever have to go to court to protect any IP the author wont have to > > > go to the courts with us to co-defend that IP. > > > > > > > > > > Ok so where can I point him for instructions on what papers to fill in > > order to assign copyright or is just the header enough? > > > I think the header is simply enough.
Header should be enough, yes.
> Btw when this same topic was a hot item before it was when "amir" and > drobbins were around. infact that sorta was the reason drobbins wanted > to collect copyright assignments from devs. > > But if we do go with dual copyrighted materiel. Then he could probably > add it on line #4 to avoid the repoman checks etc..
Regards, Ferris -- Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <fmccor@g.o> Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc, Userrel, Trustees)

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