Is it possible to sue infringers under the GPL?
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Fri Mar 10 15:01:05 UTC 2000
David Johnson wrote:
> If someone sends me a patch with no notice of copyright in the patch, but an
> attached email that says "here's a fix for your code", who does it belong to? I
> assume that I can use it in my own code as if it were mine, no questions asked.
IANAL, but I think you can treat that as a constructive license, since a
non-exclusive copyright license need not be in writing. Of course, adding the
patcher's name to the contributors list is a matter of civility, not law.
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