Re: Copyright assignment

 --- Rui Miguel Seabra <rms 1407 org> wrote: 

> Foundation board, would you please look into this subject?
> Should the Foundation pressure Novell into assigning copyright to the
> FSF or GNOME Foundation?
> And changing the copyright assignment rules to match this change?
> The Main Problem[tm] I see is that even though the GNU GPL gives us some
> assurance to fork, some of the main developers, however, could probably
> be locked out of development on the Free Software version, and that
> would be a strong nuisance.

This is true regardless of whetever there is a copyright assignment or not. 
Companies can tell their employees what (not) to work on regradless of copyright
ownership. The assignment to gnome foundation (which in itself would be a good 
thing) does not guard against this at all.

> Regards, Rui
> -- 
> + No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
> + Whatever you do will be insignificant,
> | but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
> + So let's do it...?
> Please AVOID sending me WORD, EXCEL or POWERPOINT attachments.
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