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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Dealing with copyright issue (See ESME-47)
Date Wed, 13 Jan 2010 02:19:14 GMT
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> From: Erik Engbrecht <>
> To:
> Sent: Tue, January 12, 2010 8:22:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [VOTE] Dealing with copyright issue (See ESME-47)
> I don't know if this will add anything to the conversation, but...
> I think David's concern is that, if wishes, he is able to reconstruct a
> version of ESME where WorldWide Conferencing, LLC holds copyright to the
> entirety, and he doesn't want there to be anything out there that some piece
> of that reconstruction no longer belongs to WorldWide Conferencing, LLC
> because it was transferred to ASF.  He's very, very stringent about keeping
> the IP in his projects crystal clean and owned by his holding company.  This
> is about what rights David has, not what rights ASF has, beyond David
> feeling ASF does not have the right to do anything that might cast doubt on
> his ownership of his contributions.

Reading the recent archives of this mailing list doesn't leave me with that
impression.  I get the sense David's idea of how to treat IP is the NASCAR
approach, where everyone adds their own copyright statement to whatever source
files they happen to touch.  That is common in the FSF world, where people are
quite interested in relicensing their individual work to third parties.  It is
anathema here, because we tend to view a project's codebase as the community's
intellectual commons.


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