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I'd suggest the license. I suspect that as long as the terms are right,
that people won't have problems with the license. Trying to maintain
both a copyright, and a license would cause a lot of problems, and a
copyright is much harder to handle since we would have to get anyone
under 18 to get their parents to sign the thing etc etc etc.
On Mon, 27 Jun 2005, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 18:57:53 -0700
> From: Donnie Berkholz <email@example.com>
> To: Sven Vermeulen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-trustees] copyright stuff
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> Sven Vermeulen wrote:
> > I still feel that a copyright assignment is the best option if we can not
> > have the copyright available for both parties (i.e. both the developer /and/
> > the foundation can take action against copyright violations). Having dual
> > copyrights is more troublesome than full copyright assignment, since full
> > copyright assignment is probably listed in all relevant laws (Copyright Act
> > in the USA, Auteursrecht in Belgium, etc.) while dual copyright is more
> > something exotic.
> > Another possibility is an exclusive license. With an exclusive license, the
> > Foundation can protect the code (take appropriate measures, ...) while the
> > original author still retains the copyright. The drawback is that the
> > original author can not use the code beyond what the Foundation and the
> > contract (= the license) sais ("exclusive" license).
> How about this: By default, everybody signs off to one of the above.
> Strong objectioners have the option of signing a nonexclusive license
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