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Re: libkrb53 - odd license term

On May 31, 2004, at 20:42, Matthew Palmer wrote:

OpenVision retains all copyrights in the donated Source Code. OpenVision also retains copyright to derivative works of the Source Code, whether
   created by OpenVision or by a third party. The OpenVision copyright
   notice must be preserved if derivative works are made based on the
   donated Source Code.

This is just downright pilferous. No way in hell it's Free. The first and last sentences are all right, it's just that middle one where it lays claim to anything you do. Kind of a pre-emptive copyright assignment thing...

It can't be a copyright assignment, because I have not signed it...

Title 17, Sec. 204(a)
	A transfer of copyright ownership, other than by operation
	of law, is not valid unless an instrument of conveyance,
	or a note or memorandum of the transfer, is in writing and
	signed by the owner of the rights conveyed or such owner's
	duly authorized agent.

I think they have very poorly worded way of saying that they have copyright interest in the derivative work.

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