Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Posted Sep 22, 2006 18:46 UTC (Fri) by sp.at
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Ad 4 "Pivotal Role of the Free Software Foundation":
Quoting [Kernel developer's position on GPLv3]: "However, we also take note of the fact that the FSF operates very differently from Linux in that it requires assignment of copyright from each and every one of the thousands of contributors to its code base."
This is plain wrong. The FSF does at NO POINT require you to assign copyright to them. It is more of an option to whoever applies for his project to become part of GNU.
Quoting [http://www.gnu.org/help/evaluation.html]: "For a program to be GNU software does not require transferring copyright to the FSF; that is a separate question. If you transfer the copyright to the FSF, the FSF will enforce the GPL for the program if someone violates it; if you keep the copyright, enforcement will be up to you."
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