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To: Ned Ludd <solar@g.o>
From: Petteri Räty <betelgeuse@g.o>
Subject: Re: Copyright assignment and headers in ebuilds
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:26:56 +0200
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?

Regards,
Petteri

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