On Tue, 12 Apr 2005, Corey Shields wrote:
> Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 12:12:37 -0700
> From: Corey Shields <email@example.com>
> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-trustees] copyright transfer agreement
> Deedra Waters wrote:
> >ok.... We're going to have a document that transfers "everything" from
> >daniel to us. that's one doc....
> >This is what [Redacted] and i had been working on, which is why I wanted
> >the list of "everything" that gentoo technologies is signing over to us.
> >I didn't even think about equipment in that list, but if there's infra
> >stuff that he owns, then that needs to be transfered from him to us as
> >well. On the other hand if he's already given us the equipment, then we
> >probably don't need to worry about it.
> My concern is that we could get everything signed over and then realize
> that the code still lives on the Gentoo Technologies cvs server, and
> that be a legal loophole.
So, let's get a list of servers or what ever included in the list of
stuff that needs to be transfered. What all boxes did/is transfered/has
been given to us?
> >another doc is to write up a copyright assignment or what ever the heck
> >we decide on, and have that.
> I'm with Grant in that I don't think this will be finalized anytime in
> the near future.
> Lately my opinion is leaning to the "screw it!" side as most developers
> don't see the value in it and want to fight the idea anyway. So if a
> misuse of Gentoo ever occurred, just leave it up to them to defend their
> copyrights. It won't be possible, but I figure the risk of something
> like PearPC-CherryOS ever happening and not being able to solve it is
> worth it compared to trying to convince the developers that what we are
> doing is good for them.
So, what do the rest of you want?We need to come up with a decision of
what we want first before we can even get down to deciding in how we
want to do the copyright doc, if we want one.
So, do you guys want one or not? Do you want gentoo's software to be
protected or not?
Deedra Waters - Gentoo developer relations, accessibility and infrastructure -
Gentoo linux: http://www.gentoo.org
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