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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Re: Question about other people's intellectual property
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 09:10:48 -0400
On Wed, 2005-04-13 at 10:36 +0200, Sven Vermeulen wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 04:08:02PM -0400, Chris Gianelloni wrote:
> > Enemy Territory, though free, has a restriction that would keep us from
> > distributing it in "modified form", which includes the installed form.
> > The only form that we can provide it in is the installer itself.
> > 
> > If I wanted to get permission from Id to make, say, the old Gentoo Games
> > Enemy Territory CD and redistribute it, they would need to grant a
> > specific license to the Foundation to allow this, correct?
> 
> Yes
> 
> > Now, who/what would that license cover?  The Foundation?  All the
> > developers?  Our mirrors?
> 
> Redistribution by the Gentoo Project represented by the Gentoo Foundation.

OK.

> > What legal bindings does the Foundation have to say, developer Y?  Can
> > the Foundation engage in legal contracts on the behalf of Gentoo Linux?
> 
> No, Gentoo developers are no employees of any kind and are not bound to any
> agreement (except perhaps for the transfer of rights for contributed Work
> but that's still under discussion).
> 
> The Foundation cannot engage any legal contract on the behalf of any Gentoo
> developer, not even on behalf of its members or board members. 

This is totally contradictory to what you said above.  A license granted
to the Foundation *is* a legal contract.

Are you saying that even though someone could grant us a license that it
holds absolutely no value?  Does this mean we have exactly zero means of
getting licenses or engaging in partnerships with other companies?

-- 
Chris Gianelloni
Release Engineering - Strategic Lead/QA Manager
Games - Developer
Gentoo Linux
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