contribution agreements for open source projects
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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 I seem to be out of date.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.
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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