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To: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
From: Deedra Waters <dmwaters@g.o>
Subject: Re: copyright stuff
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 08:41:35 -0700 (PDT)
It lets gentoo retain full ownership of things while letting the devs
who write code etc own what they write. Call it a co-ownership so to
On Wed, 13 Jul 2005, Donnie Berkholz wrote:

> Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 04:33:27 -0700
> From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
> To: gentoo-trustees@g.o
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-trustees] copyright stuff
> On Tue, 2005-07-12 at 14:58 -0700, Deedra Waters wrote:
> > 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 makes sense to me, since the vast majority of ebuilds aren't really
> copyrightable anyway.
> > 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.
> I don't understand this. Could you clarify?
> > 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.
> I'm a little confused about what exactly you're proposing. Is it an
> exclusive license, assigning a share of the rights or something else
> altogether?
> Thanks,
> Donnie

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