Re: Eazel's IP/copyright
- From: Ian McKellar <yakk-gnome-hackers yakk net au>
- To: George <jirka 5z com>, Sam TH <sam uchicago edu>, gnome-hackers gnome org
- Subject: Re: Eazel's IP/copyright
- Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 11:58:43 +0800
On Sun, May 20, 2001 at 07:43:10PM -0700, George wrote:
> On Sun, May 20, 2001 at 07:59:16PM -0500, Sam TH wrote:
> > This is actually an important question, since the code that is (c)
> > Eazel will likely go to creditors/VCs, at which point the source
> > license could be revoked. This would mean we would lose Nautilus as a
> > part of the GNOME project, which we can all agree would be a terrible
> > loss. Of course, this is unlikely, since significant work would have
> > to be put into expunging the code not copyrighted to Eazel, and since
> > most failed code just gets ignored (fortunately not the case here),
> > but it would be a very bad thing.
> As far as I understand copyright law you cannot revoke a license. All that
> the creditors could do is release a new version that could be proprietary
> (sans all non-eazel copyrighted code of course), this is highly unlikely and
> doesn't affect us one bit.
And given the fact that some of the core architecture isn't copyright Eazel
this would be very hard.
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