BriceR at WSDOT.WA.GOV
Thu Feb 22 15:05:49 UTC 2001
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From: David Johnson [mailto:david at usermode.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 10:12 PM
To: license-discuss at opensource.org
Subject: Assigning copyright
Since I can't locate the archives anywhere, could someone either point me to
them or offer a recap of a prior discussion?
Not too long ago we were discussiing assigning copyrights to a project. This
subject has since entered my reality and bit me on the rump :-) I'm not sure
if that discussion covered my questions, so I'll sum them up.
I now have in my possession a contributed piece of code with an emailed
agreement to assign the copyright to me (since there is no umbrella
organization to assign it to). The pragmatic part of me says that this is
legally sensible thing to do, while the idealistic side says that it was
incredibly presumptious even to ask. Was this the legal/ethical thing to do?
And now that it's done, how does it actually get implemented? Do I refer to
the contributor/author as a contributor or an author? yada yada yada
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