Re: Stormy's Update: Week of December 7th

(Sent via my phone; apologies for the formatting)

To clarify: Clutter (currently) comes with a copyright assignment. The copyright waiver has been introduced for small patches attached to Bugzilla to avoid going through the copyright assignment process.

The waiver and the assignment are two orthogonal approaches, and they should not be confused. I explained this in various venues - including at GCDS.

We, in Intel, are currently working towards a solution but it will take some time (as usual, when lawyers are involved).


On 17 Dec 2009 09:54, "Murray Cumming" <murrayc murrayc com> wrote:

On Wed, 2009-12-16 at 16:08 -0700, Stormy Peters wrote: > That said, the discussion started because ...

I'm not a lawyer, so I'm very ready for someone to just tell me that I'm
wrong, but:

Clutter's isn't a copyright assignment. It's a copyright waiver, placing
the code in the public domain:

My concern is that code without a copyright holder cannot really be
under any license. For instance, nobody could go to court to defend
abuse of LGPL code in Clutter:"">
if nobody owns the copyright in that code.

I hope that issue can be addressed. Whether I want to assign copyright
is a different matter for me.

murrayc murrayc com

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