Re: MaintainerDatabase Copyright
On 6 Oct 1997, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >>"Oliver" == Oliver Elphick <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Oliver> My conclusion from all this is that amateurs should not
> Oliver> attempt to be lawyers, especially when we are dealing with the
> Oliver> laws of (potentially) 250 odd countries! It's not just a
> Oliver> simple matter of copyright under the Berne Convention.
> I, too, am fast getting to be of the opinion that I have no
> stomach for being in the middle of this.
> If a consensus on a licence for the dat set emerges, then a
> new questionnaire should be created and sent to the project
> members. If this licence allows for people to send in the data and
> not have it published, there shall be a choice on the questionnaire.
> In any case, the data gathered so far does not seem
> distributable in any form.
> In all this, I apologize to Lindsay Allen, who has been stuck
> with the grunt work, and has never once complained about my
> mishandling the licence issues.
> If any licence agreement is reached, I shall be happy to
> provide any technical assistance that is required.
No Problem. This has been a learning experience for us all.
* Interested people submit proposed licences and we debate them.
* I remember a practising lawyer (on debian-user?) giving us some advice
some months back. If we find out who it was we could ask him for some
For myself, I favour the minimalist or KISS approach in view of claims
that the copyright belongs to the maintainer anyway.
<Shameless plug> I still have no answers from ~80 maintainers. Please
contact me by email if you have not had a copy of the form, or return the
form if applicable. </Shameless plug>
Lindsay Allen <email@example.com> Perth, Western Australia
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