license <-> copyright
Ravicher, Daniel B.
DRavicher at brobeck.com
Fri Mar 2 16:15:35 UTC 2001
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From: Toon Knapen [mailto:toon at si-lab.com]
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2001 9:18 AM
Subject: license <-> copyright
I'm new to this ml, so maybe the question
is alreay answered (but I found no archive)
So, can someone point me to a website or explain
the relation between a sofware license and
As I understand it, the copyright holder can
define the a license on his work which stipulates
what you can do with his work without breaking
Next I also wanted to ask if a copyright is
transferable. For instance : is it best that
all developers in an open-source project transfer
their copyright to the project manager ?
Finally I also wanted to ask why a copyright
notice always includes dates (years). Do these
indicate the year the 'work' was released to
the public ?
Toon Knapen toon at si-lab.com
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