BRM wrote (03-11-10 14:41)
So let's get back to the real issue - the _only_ reason for copyright
assignment is to help the organizers of LibreOffice (TDF) with keeping the
current - e.g. moving from LGPLv3 to LGPLv4, etc.
If the TDF SC and LibreOffice developers are not concerned about that issue
(and from what I have seen in this thread the guidance is already to license as
LGPLv3+ for new contributions and there is nothing we, TDF/etc, can do about
Sun/Oracle owned code), then there is no reason for copyright assignment,
pure and simple.
Any kind of other fear mongering to get copyright assignment put in place is
However, all that doesn't mean it might not be good for TDF to offer developers
the choice of copyright assignment without requiring it; something that would
also be good to offer the estates of deceased developers when those situations
arrive. But that is all - an option should the developer with to exercise it.
Having read all fine explanations, (strong) opinions, I think this is
simply the best we can do.
So +1 from my side,
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