On Sun, 2004-02-22 at 13:34 +0100, Jean-Michel POURE wrote: > Le Dimanche 22 Février 2004 04:40, Jeff Waugh a écrit : > > > Please send me any comments you have, or if you prefer to directly edit > > > the XML, send me changes in unified context diff format (diff -u). > > Dear Rob, > > On page http://readams.net/copyright/gnome-copyright/x68.html, you write: > > "For example, you don't trust the Free Software Foundation not to later > relicense your software under terms you don't agree with, you shouldn't > assign your copyright to them." > > I do not quite agree. The FSF and Richard Sallman have proved to be very > reliable over the years. > > The issue is not a question of trust, but a question of law. Authors should be > aware of worst case scenarios (any comments are welcome): > > Worst case scenario 1: > > "After assigning the copyright to the American FSF, authors should be aware > that their work falls under the umbrella of the American law, including the > DMCA. Of course, in case of dispute, the FSF will do its best to defend > authors, although authors may have to show-up in court themselves." The DMCA would actually beneficial to the copyright in this case, as it provides even more power to the copyright holder, but that doesn't mean that I support the act.
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