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To: Corey Shields <cshields@g.o>
From: Daniel Ostrow <dostrow@g.o>
Subject: Re: joint copyright agreement
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 14:42:55 -0400
On Wed, 2005-08-17 at 16:08 -0700, Corey Shields wrote:
> I don't have much time to explain this right this minute, but don't want to 
> hold this back from trustees being able to read and ponder it.  This is the 
> agreement 2 FAQs that were given to Kurt and I by our legal counsel last 
> week, and we discussed this at length for a couple of hours.  We need to 
> discuss if this is something we would like for our devs, and if so pitch it 
> to them later with the help (in terms of QA on a mailing list) with our 
> counsel.
> fyi, the agreement is a shortened, human-readable version of the actual 
> legaleze agreement.  The agreement covers international issues in that in 
> case the jurisdiction does not recognize such a dual copyright, the signer 
> grants an irrevocable license to use the code, etc.
> the faq is 2-part:  one for the developer side and one for the trustee side.  
> Brian put a lot of work into this, and I think covers a lot of bases.
> I'll send a note explaining more later (feel free to chime in, Kurt)..
> -C

This looks really good to me. I just had to go through a copyright
assignment with Novell for the Hula project and a lot of the wording is
identical. I'm sending along the pdf that Novell uses (which I am sure
that several very high paid lawyers vetted beforehand).

Daniel Ostrow
Gentoo Foundation Board of Trustees
HulaCopyrightAssignmentAgreement_v4.pdf (Adobe PDF document)
joint copyright agreement
-- Corey Shields
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