From: Katie Lucas <katie@...>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Gentoo Linux copyright assignment form]
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 13:51:15 -0700
Wendy Seltzer passed on your request for assistance to the EFF cooperating
attorneys list, and we found several attorneys who are available and
interested in providing the Gentoo Foundation with legal advice.
We got positive responses from two attorneys, a law clinic, and one
additional attorney who has relevant experience and is willing to help
out. I have pasted the contact information for each of the respondants
below. It is up to you to contact and select the attorney.
[Redacted] is "very interested."
"The American University IP law clinic may be able to help with this--do
you have any more information on this -such as time frames etc.?"
"I'm doing the same sort of thing for Apache these days. I don't have time
to take on someone else, but if you get a volunteer, I'd be interested in
sharing ideas/working with them (unofficially)."
Good luck, and please keep us updated on how this works out.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
At 04:46 PM 7/8/2004, Wendy Seltzer wrote:
>At 6:28 PM -0700 7/2/04, Ren Bucholz wrote:
>>Is this something that sounds interesting to either of you?
>Sounds like a good one for cooperating attorneys, so they can develop an
>Katie, I've asked coop attorneys to contact you.
>>Subject: Gentoo Linux copyright assignment form
>>From: John Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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>>To whom it may concern -
>>Gentoo Linux is in the process of becoming a Not-for-profit organization
>>entitled the Gentoo Foundation. The incoming Board of Trustees are in
>>the process of reviewing our legal documents to make sure that they are
>>A major point of contention right now is our copyright assignment form,
>>and we are seeking legal advice from an organization or person who is
>>familiar with Intellectual Property law. If this service is not
>>something that the EFF can provide, perhaps you could point us in the
>>right direction? Thank you for your time.
>>Gentoo Foundation Trustee
>>Gentoo Linux Developer
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>Wendy Seltzer -- wendy@... || wendy@...
>phone: 415.436.9333 x 125 // cell: 914.374.0613 // fax: 415.436.9993
>Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation http://www.eff.org/
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Thank God for the EFF :)
Trustees, with whom would you like to proceed?
Gentoo Linux Developer
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