how much right do I have on my project, if there are patches by others?

Rick Moen rick at
Sat Jul 7 07:41:45 UTC 2007

Quoting Richard Fontana (fontana at

> According to
> Catherine Raymond's expertise lies in insurance law, professional
> liability law, and general commercial litigation.

I spoke with her by telephone, at the time she and Eric first published
the piece, and she said (paraphrasing, entirely from memory) that she
did a substantial amount of copyright law as part of her work.

However, I don't suppose there's any chance of returning to the merits
of the HOWTO's analysis, which to my knowledge in no way depend on who
or what did or did not write it?  

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