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Re: Releasing software sponsored by an employer

John Morrissey wrote:
> I'm wondering what kind of documentation we should have that explicitly
> authorizes me to release this software (copyright still held by the company)
> to the public under a DFSG compliant license.

The easiest solution in my eyes would be that they give you one copy,
with a notice stating that that copy is licensed under the GPL. The
GPL then gives you the right to distribute it any way you see fit.

Since they are the copyright holder, they are free to apply whatever
license to further copies they want to distribute. The GPL-licensed
codebase would effectively be an independent fork from then on.


Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch & European patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
Patents, copyright and IPR explained for techies: http://www.iusmentis.com/

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