Michael Meeks's posting on copyright assignment
is not a quick read, but it's worth the effort; this is a more thorough look at the issue than your editor has seen elsewhere. "I am not aware of a single project that mandates copyright assignment to a corporation that has a diverse, and thriving developer community. If there was even one, the business model of 'communitising' a code-base, then firing all your developers, sitting back, and collecting an effort-free rent might become attractive. In contrast I am aware of many diverse and thriving communities that have eclectic ownership, and also some less thriving ones that are dominated by single entities.
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