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From: Deedra Waters <dmwaters@g.o>
Subject: copyright stuff
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 14:58:56 -0700 (PDT)
I have a proposal that may keep everyone happy....

I talked with our lawyer today, and here's what i suggested.

1. We only worry about copyrighting code that gentoo actually owns,
mainly catalyst, portage, the installer and things  like that.
Also any documentation that gentoo has written along with the utilities
that may have been written for portage etc etc.

2. it would be a co-ownership basically, meaning thatif i wrote
documentation or parts of documentation, i would retain the rights to
those docs, but gentoo owns the entire thing.

3. only gentoo would have the ability to sue. This is more a legal
thing, but basically it's so that if we ever had to go into law to
defend the copyright, the other person can't force us to drag  all of
our developers into court.

Thoughts/comments please?

Personally, i think that this is probably the best choice, and it should
make everyone happy.

Deedra Waters - Gentoo developer relations, accessibility and infrastructure -
Gentoo linux:

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