Re: Bug#332782: Release Notes: license clarification
On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 07:26:38PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
> > But, in such an (unlikely) court battle the onus would be on them to
> > prove that the stuff they committed was both copyrightable in the first
> > place as well as not infringing on previous work (which they apparently
> > didn't have any license to modify).
> Nope, without a license the contributor could ask for compensation per
> copy that was distributed if the court would agree that he has copyright
> on it and we didn't have permission to distribute it (which is not far
> fetched at all without having a license...).
As I said above... they could hardly claim copyright on modifications which
they made without a license.
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