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From: "Petteri Räty" <betelgeuse@g.o>
To: Ned Ludd <solar@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Copyright assignment and headers in ebuilds
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 20:24:03
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Copyright assignment and headers in ebuilds by Ned Ludd
Ned Ludd wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 13:10 +0200, Petteri Räty wrote: >> I have a mostly user written ebuild in which he has put his copyright to >> the header instead of the standard one so repoman is not happy about it. >> What is the model we should follow these days? Since developers haven't >> been doing copyright assignment for a while there's so much of the tree >> that isn't actually under Gentoo Foundation copyright as far as I >> understand it so should we just allow adding individual developers to >> the headers along the Foundation? I will be adding a question about this >> to the quizzes when we get some decision done so that new developers get >> educated on this (probably also need to have this documented somewhere >> on your web pages). > > > This topic came up years ago. End solution was that ebuilds that go into > the tree need to be assigned to the foundation. Reason for this is that > if we ever have to go to court to protect any IP the author wont have to > go to the courts with us to co-defend that IP. > >
Ok so where can I point him for instructions on what papers to fill in order to assign copyright or is just the header enough? Regards, Petteri


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