Re: Copyright assignment

On Mon, 2004-08-02 at 18:01 +0100, Sander Vesik wrote:
>  --- 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.

Not true. Companies can't forbid what an Evolution developer does with
his free time unless what they develop might interfere with an Anti-
Evolution (the hypothethical proprietary version) MUA.

Please don't reply to me here.


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