Individual authors recognition

Tzeng, Nigel H. Nigel.Tzeng at
Wed Jun 4 17:55:55 UTC 2008

Would the requirement to acknowledge meet the OSD?
I'm thinking yes but didn't ponder it deeply.


From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan at]
Sent: Wed 6/4/2008 11:47 AM
To: Xavier Grehant
Cc: license-discuss at
Subject: Re: Individual authors recognition

Xavier Grehant scripsit:

> Is there a license that forces distributions AND the copyright holder to
> acknowledge the authors of the initial work?

If the authors are signing over their copyright to the holder, the time to
negotiate is then.  If the authors are doing work-for-hire, the time
to negotiate is when they become employed.  Both of these are private
bargains which don't affect the public, so they aren't relevant to
Open Source.

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They do not teach
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