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From "Don Brown" <donald.br...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: WebWork 2 podling IP clearance questions
Date Wed, 19 Apr 2006 23:21:02 GMT
On 4/19/06, Leo Simons <mail@leosimons.com> wrote:
>
> This is obviously not an open source license (eg strange limitations on
> redistribution, no license to create derivative works, bla bla). We
> obviously want to share this code with others under the terms of an open
> source license. So you should contact the author to have him relicense
> under a proper open source license or execute a code grant, or replace the
> file with something else.


Done, thanks.

>  3. The rest of the code had an OpenSymphony copyright, and they have
> faxed
> > over a code grant, so the ASF license header has been applied
> throughout.
> > Save the above issues, is that all we need to do to clear the IP?
>
> I somehow doubt that OpenSymphony has gotten copyright assignment for all
> of
> the code hosted there (is it even a legal entity? The website sure is a
> bit
> sketchy on that). Thus, I think all individuals with significant
> copyrights on
> the webwork code need to sign a code grant.


The only copyright on the files was the OpenSymphony Corporation (if you
exclude "Your Corporation, Inc") :)

If anyone donated code to OpenSymphony and expected to keep their copyright,
then their copyright should be in the code.  Otherwise, how could anyone be
expected to know there was another copyright on the code?

Don

Do make sure to track this kind of stuff in your status file...



cheers,
>
> Leo
>
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