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Re: APSL Hidden Nasty's

Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> writes:

   Ben Pfaff <pfaffben@pilot.msu.edu> writes:
   > John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org> writes:

   >> A more serious question is whether a minor can license his own work without
   >> his guardian's consent.  I don't think he can.

   > Boy, I hope that doesn't invalidate all the code (and copyright
   > assignments) I wrote for FSF and Debian before I turned 18 :-)

   It probably does. [...]

I asked rms about this a day or two ago, and he just got back to me:

    From: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
    Subject: Re: Need to re-affirm copyright assignments?
    To: pfaffben@pilot.msu.edu
    Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 11:07:39 -0700 (MST)
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    I believe I recall asking a lawyer about this and was told
    that that problem did not apply to this kind of contract.
    I asked again now to confirm.

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