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Re: [tdf-discuss] Copyright Assignments & the Document Foundation


On 2010-10-31 6:56 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
Now, without copyright assignment/agreement (granted by the LibreOffice
developers to the Document Foundation), the Document Foundation will be
in the awkward situation I described: it manages a product (LibreOffice)
but cannot represent the LibreOffice developers since it doesn't own the
code.

Why can't TDF just add a simple, one-liner to its license stating that
any contributions automatically grant a co-copyright to TDF? Of course,
this would have to be made crystal clear to any contributors prior to
accepting their code, but I don't see why a specific signed document
would be necessary - I don't have to sign anything for an EULA to be
binding.

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Best regards,

Charles

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