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From: Corey Shields <cshields@g.o>
Subject: Re: copyright transfer agreement
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 12:32:36 -0700
Deedra Waters wrote:

>So, let's get a list of servers or what ever included in the list of
>stuff that needs to be transfered. What all boxes did/is transfered/has
>been given to us?
>  
>
I'm working on that..  If I don't have a good answer by the end of the
day (and if -core thread don't drive me to an asylum) then I'll try
giving Kurt a call and see if he has his cellie phone with him.

>So, what do the rest of you want?We need to come up with a decision of
>what we want first before we can even get down to deciding in how we
>want to do the copyright doc, if we want one.
>So, do you guys want one or not? Do you want gentoo's software to be
>protected or not?
>  
>

This is a valuable question, because if we work our asses off trying to
get a legal copyright assignment doc, just to have the devs reject it
then it is all in vain.  It is my understanding that in order for this
to work, it is and all or nothing thing.  Meaning that they either sign
the document or they don't commit.

Maybe this would be a good first vote of the Foundation membership (not
trustees).  -shrug-

The downside to this is that most people don't understand the risks in
letting this go, being that someone could easily take the code and sell
it as a commercial product.  This will have even greater risks as we get
into markets where this is already happening a lot, like with embedded. 
If that happens then we just have to accept it, because otherwise you
have to get a couple dozen developers who have touched the violated code
together to go to court and defend what they have done.  PearPC is doing
this now, but they are lucky enough to have a very small development group.

bleh, I'm having a bad gentoo day as it is, so take my opinion with a
grain of salt.

-C

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Corey Shields
Gentoo Linux Infrastructure Team and Devrel Team
Gentoo Foundation Board of Trustees
http://www.gentoo.org/~cshields

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