Re: Reality bites [Was: Evolution copyright assignment: Storm in a teacup]

<quote who="Alan Cox">

> On Sad, 2004-08-07 at 00:32, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > Thus, it's very clear that when you contribute to Evolution as an
> > external developer, you *KNOW* you are contributing to a Free Evolution
> > (you also know that Novell have the right to do whatever they want with
> > the software, too).
> Suppose you don't want to contribute to the unfree one as well. Also
> suppose they give your code back under a non GPL OSI compliant license.
> The former is problematic, the latter is a paperwork issue.

We've already raised those issues.

> > Contributions under this agreement cannot be "un-Freed", regardless of
> > what Novell do with their software. We will always have a Free
> > Evolution, we will always have our contributions available in a Free
> > Evolution.
> Disagree. Third party patents could unfree it via frustration of contract.

Which is a very interesting point - it would be great if you could raise it
outside the context of this combative thread. Please make the issue known to
the Board so it can be discussed next week.

> > of contribution to date, other than flames on this mailing list), you
> > would not get such a cold reception.
> Pots and kettles Jeff.

Hey, I sure as hell don't enjoy having to participate in this thread either,
but it would be lazy and foolish to let some of the unfair, ungrateful, and
combative statements we've seen on this go unanswered. If I have to be the
bad guy responding to this stuff, so be it.

- Jeff

-- 2005: Canberra, Australia      
     "They cosset us with trappings to shut us up. That way when we say
     'sharecropper!' you can point to my free suit and say 'Shut up pop
                          star.'" - Courtney Love

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