Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship




Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date. GMANE provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.
c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-trustees
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-trustees: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Headers:
To: gentoo-trustees@g.o
From: Grant Goodyear <g2boojum@g.o>
Subject: Re: joint copyright agreement
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 12:05:30 -0500
Daniel Ostrow wrote: [Tue Sep 20 2005, 09:26:14AM CDT]
> The part that I am missing is what would be the downside. I have yet to
> hear anything other then "I feel icky about assigning my copyright to
> someone else." What is it that makes you feel icky? What do you fear
> could happen under such circumstances? Once we have a clear cut
> understanding on that the wording of the document can be changed to
> allay those fears. Again there is nothing insidious about this
> document...it can do people no harm.

I think the arguments so far have been reasonably good.  The reason I
brought up the linux kernel, though, is because it should also suffer
from all of the issues that you've raised, and yet the kernel folks
don't seem to think it's a problem, and I don't understand why.  In that
case it has been the individual copyright holders who have initiated lawsuits,
and one could argue that the Gentoo Foundation could fascilitate such
suits on behalf of the original copyright holders.  (Again, I'm looking
for good counter-arguments here.  For the most part, this stuff gives me
a nasty headache.)

As for what the downside would be, I don't really know, but I'm sure
that there are devs who will object.  Perhaps they have some quite valid
downsides that we haven't considered.  There's only 13 of us, after all.

Once again, I'd like to urge that we move this discussion to a more
public forum as soon as we can.  I agree that there's nothing insidious
here, but if we try to present a fait accompli then we're going to
create something that appears insidious to many, regardless of whether
or not it actually is.

-g2boojum-
-- 
Grant Goodyear	
Gentoo Developer
g2boojum@g.o
http://www.gentoo.org/~g2boojum
GPG Fingerprint: D706 9802 1663 DEF5 81B0  9573 A6DC 7152 E0F6 5B76
Attachment:
pgp7z8nTvzTh5.pgp (PGP signature)
Replies:
Re: joint copyright agreement
-- Daniel Ostrow
References:
joint copyright agreement
-- Corey Shields
Re: joint copyright agreement
-- Deedra Waters
Re: joint copyright agreement
-- Daniel Ostrow
Re: joint copyright agreement
-- Grant Goodyear
Re: joint copyright agreement
-- Daniel Ostrow
Re: joint copyright agreement
-- Daniel Ostrow
Re: joint copyright agreement
-- Daniel Ostrow
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-trustees: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Previous by thread:
Re: joint copyright agreement
Next by thread:
Re: joint copyright agreement
Previous by date:
Re: [Fwd: Re: joint copyright agreement]
Next by date:
Re: [Fwd: Re: joint copyright agreement]


Updated Jun 17, 2009

Summary: Archive of the gentoo-trustees mailing list.

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.