Re: Copyright assignment policy
- From: "James Henstridge" <james jamesh id au>
- To: "Александър Шопов" <ash contact bg>
- Cc: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Copyright assignment policy
- Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 20:30:32 +0900
On 12/03/2008, Александър Шопов <ash contact bg> wrote:
> > IANALTTL (I am not a lawyer, talk to Luis), but my understanding
> > is that copyright assignment requires signing a piece of paper to
> > be valid. I don't think private email exchanges cut it, legally.
> I am unsure as well.
> Luis, could you elaborate on this?
If this is a case of people just putting "Copyright FSF" on files and
nothing more then this is harmful.
If a situation came up where it was necessary to defend the copyrights
on those files and the FSF couldn't prove that they own them it would
be a problem.
The most important thing to do is make sure that the copyright
messages are accurate. If there is a problem, at least there will be
a chance to contact the copyright holders (the same is true in the
case of license changes). This goes for everything: translations,
code, documentation, artwork, etc.
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