Re: libkrb53 - odd license term
On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 05:24:31PM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> >I'm not saying the originating region matters;
> It does somewhat when trying to figure out what a clause is intended to
> mean. If we saw something like that in a US-based licensor's license,
> we can be pretty sure it isn't trying to be a copyright assignment,
> because it can't be.
Why can we be sure of that? Lots of people try to do things with copyright
that they can't (often because they don't know that). I don't think that's
a good way to judge what the author intended.
In this case, we're probably best off asking for a clarification from the
author. (I don't even use Kerberos, so I'm not up to doing that.)
> Also, assume for a moment there is a jurisdiction, FOO, where copyright
> assignment can be done by non-signed documents. Fred, who lives in FOO,
> sends me an email with some code and a statement that he assigned the
> copyright to me. Is the copyright assigned? I'd guess no.
I don't know what happens if you move to FOO, though.