Re: Copyright assignment

On Mon, 2004-08-02 at 14:09 -0400, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> I can not speak for Evolution, but I can speak for Mono, another
> component that we own the copyright to.
> We want to keep the copyright for various reasons:
> 	* We can relicense the code to someone on proprietary terms.
>	  * It allows us to build proprietary features if we choose to.

This two are reason enough for not wanting to take even a slight look at


> 	* We can defend effectively the copyright if it is miss-used.

A pity the two reasons above aren't legally mis-use...

> That being said, in the context of Evolution being part of the GNOME
> platform and looking at the worst possible case: if the owner of
> Evolution would ever decide something that the community does not agree
> with, or decides to invest purely on a proprietary version, the
> community has the power to fork it.

Has the freedom to do it, not necessarily the power in that it needs a
better skill. Who's the employer of most (if not all) of the main
coders, who are extremely familiar with the source code?


+ 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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