List Archive: gentoo-trustees
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Deedra Waters wrote: [Tue Jul 12 2005, 04:58:56PM CDT]
> 1. We only worry about copyrighting code that gentoo actually owns,
> mainly catalyst, portage, the installer and things like that.
> Also any documentation that gentoo has written along with the utilities
> that may have been written for portage etc etc.
That should make life much simpler.
> 2. it would be a co-ownership basically, meaning thatif i wrote
> documentation or parts of documentation, i would retain the rights to
> those docs, but gentoo owns the entire thing.
> 3. only gentoo would have the ability to sue. This is more a legal
> thing, but basically it's so that if we ever had to go into law to
> defend the copyright, the other person can't force us to drag all of
> our developers into court.
Although I think it's reasonable in principle, I would feel better if I
had a better idea of what exactly is involved. Who would need to sign
some sort of co-ownership document? Since we're still dealing with
copyright, does this method solve the problems with under-age or non-US
citizens who cannot turn over copyright?
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