contribution agreements for open source projects

David Woolley forums at
Thu Sep 24 06:49:34 UTC 2009

John Cowan wrote:
> Alex Russell scripsit:
>> Nearly every Foundation that requires them that I've seen posts them.  
>> Apache, Eclipse, etc., etc.
> I seem to be out of date.  FSF doesn't, or at least didn't the last time
> I looked.

It's part of appendices to the GPL and it is more extreme than 
agreements like that for Sun or Asterisk; it requires outright transfer 
of the intellectual property rights, under copyright.

David Woolley
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