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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Question about the ASF claiming copyright
Date Tue, 10 Jun 2008 20:43:01 GMT
On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 12:29:29PM -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> Because copyright assignment reduces the rights of the original authors
> and is often forbidden in some countries and by some employers.  The
> only
> legal complexity it brings is the question of standing in a copyright
> infringement lawsuit initiated by us.  Since the ASF is designed
> specifically to avoid such lawsuits (unlike the FSF which is designed
> to enforce copyleft), we don't need assignment and can welcome a much
> larger base of contributors as a result.

Ah, yes. This makes sense. I had expected to sign an assignment from my
experience with the FSF - but your highlighting of the differences is clear.

Thanks again,

-- 
Noah Slater - The Apache Software Foundation <http://www.apache.org/>

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