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To: Sven Vermeulen <swift@g.o>
From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
Subject: Re: copyright stuff
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 18:57:53 -0700
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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
instead.

Thanks,
Donnie
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