The Foundation lawyers are already late, so I can't continue to wait
for them. There simply isn't enough time for the inevitable
back-and-forth to iron out any issues with this agreement they're
And note that in order to get this through quickly, I'm totally giving
up my right to any kind of license of the gentoo marks.
Filing these papers is a very effective way to transfer
copyright/trademarks to the Foundation.
For the transfer of copyright, we will use similar language as to what
was included in g2boojum's agreement, and include a files.txt file
listing. The agreement will apply to any copyrights already
transferred to Gentoo Technologies, Inc. Basically the agreement will
say that any title and interest that Gentoo Technologies, Inc. may
have in the cvs tree is now owned by the Foundation. That's the basic
legalese of it, anyway. It will be a very clean transfer.
I seem to have some assurance from trustees that my
firstname.lastname@example.org alias (currently and likely forever being
forwarded to a gmail account) will remain active for as long as I want
it. I also ask that you keep store.gentoo.org and the email@example.com
alias going through mid-June for customer-service reasons (though
please unlink it from the main site on May 23rd).
So I'm going to transfer everything over to the Foundation. I hope
that's OK. Sorry for the rush :/
On 5/18/05, Deedra Waters <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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
> > wishes.
> > 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.
> > -g2boojum-
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