When does the FSF own your code?
Posted Mar 19, 2013 15:26 UTC (Tue) by drago01
Parent article: When does the FSF own your code?
In truth, even the FSF appears not to know what is covered by its contributor agreement
This is a bit OT but what the FSF (and Canonical) seem to ignore in this whole copyright assignment discussion is that in some (most?) European countries (at least this is true in Austria and Germany) you cannot transfer copyright to a third party
, it is legally not possible. The only way to move copyright from person A to B is by inheritance when A dies.
You can grant a license to whomever you want, but you cannot assign copyright to someone else. The copyright remains owned by the author.
So it seems like indeed the FSF does not seem to understand its own contributor agreement.
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