Update on Software Freedom Law Center work

Jan Zerebecki jan.wine at zerebecki.de
Sat Apr 1 01:43:16 CST 2006

On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 05:59:49PM -0800, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-03-31 at 22:33 +0100, Mike Hearn wrote:
> > > There will also be the possibility of assigning our copyrights to that
> > > organization, which would make it easier to enforce the license
> > 
> > Copyright assignment in other projects has been tricky, and it can't be 
> > done retroactively. It usually requires developers to submit paperwork - 
> > we don't really want that .... do we?
> > 
> Fortunately, in order to enforce the license they don't really need
> rights to all of it, or even most of it - just rights to substantial
> portions of the useful stuff.  Heck, Alexandre's contributions alone
> could probably be enough code to cover virtually the entire project.

(IANAL... just AFAIK:)

To enforce the licence one doesn't need any copyright (asignment)
at the work at all. You just need to be appointed by (one of) the
copyright holder(s) to enforce it.


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