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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
> 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)..
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).
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