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I still think that we should have him sign the paperwork when the lawyer
finishes with it.
On Wed, 18 May 2005, Grant Goodyear wrote:
> Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 13:38:22 -0500
> From: Grant Goodyear <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [gentoo-trustees] Transfer, continued
> Dear all,
> Drobbins popped into irc to talk to me about where the transfer stuff
> currently resides. I told him that our lawyers are still reviewing it.
> He's in a hurry to get things wrapped up (I believe that he's starting a
> new job soon), and he had a proposal:
> The trustees send drobbins an e-mail promising that his
> email@example.com mail forward will be maintained as long as drobbins
> Drobbins' lawyer will file the trademark and copyright paperwork with
> the Fed by the end of the week that they are now owned by the Foundation.
> A copy of the paperwork will be sent to the Foundation Secretary.
> Drobbins will change his godaddy.com account so that the address and
> contact info for the gentoo.org domains are the Foundation (and provide
> us w/ the account name and password). It would then just be up to us to
> keep godaddy.com paid.
> Drobbins feels that this should handle the vast majority of the issues,
> but he's open to discuss any remaining issues in the future.
> Here's my view on all of this. We should promise drobbins his
> maintained e-mail forward regardless. Gentoo owes it to him, and if he
> had wanted he could have required that we change the name when the
> foundation was established. I'm quite grateful that he didn't do that.
> As for transferring the IP, drobbins owns it, so he certainly doesn't
> need our permission to give it to us. He can do that regardless of what
> we say. It will be good to ask our legal folks to check that he (and
> his lawyer) have done so properly, of course.
> Okay, feel free to flame me to a crisp now.
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