Re: Copyright assignment

Unless you have a flock of lawyers handy ready to offer their legal
opinion on this list, I'd say this is an important issue and a consensus
needs to be reached, and soon because the final module list for Gnome
2.8 is due any day now...

As a community, we need to decide whether we are interested in seeing
copyright on project code assigned to a publicly-held, proprietary
software company, no matter how benevolent it may seem at present.
There are dangers involved, though the dangers are mitigated by the
nature of the GPL -- that much I can tell you without a lawyer.

One important question that needs to be answered here:  If Novell has no
interest in claiming proprietary interest in Evolution code, why do they
require copyright assignment?


On Mon, 2004-08-02 at 11:39 -0400, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> Let's not talk about it again. Let's let some lawyers discuss it and
> post notes on here. Then we might have some valid concerns as opposed to
> undefined fears. :) I'm sure most of the people on this list are tired
> of having the same worn-out conversation over and over again about the
> copyright assignment for evolution code.
> -- dobey
> On Mon, 2004-08-02 at 08:13 -0700, Rob Adams wrote:
> > Let's talk about copyright assignment again, shall we?
> > 
> > To wit:
> >
> >
> > 
> > -Rob
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