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On Mon, 2005-09-19 at 12:44 -0500, Deedra Waters wrote:
> I'd like to try and keep things moving on this issue. So far, I've only
> seen swift, corey, and dostrow's comments on this. Any other feedback on
> this would be greatly appreciated. I'd like to see this done with by the
> end of this year, and i think it's taken long enough. So, my question
> is, should we go with this? If so, how do we pitch this to the devs?
> Reguardless of what we decide on, we're going to get oposision to this.
As far as I'm concerned opposition is 100% irrelevant. The job of the
foundation is to protect the intellectual property of the Gentoo
Project, the only way we can do this is to hold a copyright or joint
royalty-free license on all pertinent works. We need to push this
through ASAP. The text of the document addresses every concern except
for the "I'm a minor and I can't sign it and my parents don't want to."
For all those who don't want to sign something because they feel that it
is against the spirit of free software they don;t understand what is
actually at stake. We are becoming more popular by the day and
eventually we may have to defend something that is rightfully ours. As
it stands we are on VERY soft ground if it were to happen tomorrow.
Unfortunately I feel we have to take the position of signing it is
mandatory for all those working on major gentoo-centric projects. For
side projects and ebuilds we will just have to accept that some portion
of them will not be protected under law. This is in large part OK since
user submitted ebuilds et. al. will be under the same umbrella.
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