Re: Evolution copyright assignment: Storm in a teacup
- From: Richard Stallman <rms gnu org>
- To: Miguel de Icaza <miguel ximian com>
- Cc: jdub perkypants org, foundation-list gnome org, alan lxorguk ukuu org uk
- Subject: Re: Evolution copyright assignment: Storm in a teacup
- Date: Sun, 08 Aug 2004 01:39:13 -0400
People then can choose to use Evolution of the forked Evolution.
The same exact scenario would happen with say, Libxml: if someone
insisted that their contribution to Libxml had to be under the GPL and
Daniel (the maintainer) refuses to accept it, they can always fork the
tree and have their own improved edition.
In principle, Daniel could do this. But is that really likely to
happen? I don't think so. Are contributors to libxml currently being
asked to assign copyright? If not, then most of them are doing
precisely this--and Daniel is not rejecting their contributions
on account of this. He's not even talking about doing so.
So the situations are not really similar. Only one aspect of them is
similar. The consequences of that one aspect depend on the rest of
the situation, and the rest of the situation is different.
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