A bit of a mountain out of a molehill, I think.
Posted Mar 19, 2013 17:05 UTC (Tue) by corbet
In reply to: A bit of a mountain out of a molehill, I think.
Parent article: When does the FSF own your code?
Hmm...a few points:
- The article was expressly not about the merits (or lack thereof) of copyright assignment policies in general. Even if it had been, it would be a bit much to expect me to make the FSF's case for it, given that I'm pretty well on record for disagreeing with much of it.
- What Jambunathan is exploring is how he can stir the anthill, make a mess, and get attention. That's not really relevant here either.
- What the article is about is that, by signing the FSF's agreement, one may be giving away ownership of code that was never intended to be submitted to the project, and even RMS can't say where the boundaries are. The FSF's "liberal license grant-back" (30-day notice required) may be cold comfort in such cases. I believe that issue is worthy of attention and discussion.
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