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OpenOffice.org and contributor agreements

OpenOffice.org and contributor agreements

Posted May 21, 2011 3:18 UTC (Sat) by vonbrand (guest, #4458)
In reply to: OpenOffice.org and contributor agreements by pphaneuf
Parent article: OpenOffice.org and contributor agreements

The point is that asking to give copyright to a commercial entity (who can turn around and sell what you give them) does tend to discourage hobbyist developers, and essentially shuts other commercial entities (who are competitors, or they wouldn't be able to contribute significantly) right out.


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OpenOffice.org and contributor agreements

Posted May 21, 2011 18:18 UTC (Sat) by pphaneuf (subscriber, #23480) [Link]

The Apache Contributor License Agreement does not assign copyright.

Now, I understand the Canonical and the OO.o agreements are not the same (I think they do assign the copyright), but I want to understand better whether this is "all CLAs are bad", or "these specific CLAs are bad", and in both cases, why.


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