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Copyright assignment (was: trademark infringement FreeFOAM)

Miles Bader <miles@gnu.org> writes:

> Gerber van der Graaf <gerber.vdgraaf@gmail.com> writes:
> >> I think that accepting contributions only when the contributor
> >> transfers his/her copyright is indeed allowed for GPL software:
> >> actually it's what the FSF does... :-(

> p.s. I think the FSF in general plays it quite fair; I'd treat a
> for-profit company with a lot more skepticism.

Bradley Kuhn contrasts the two in a recent weblog entry
he argues that the FSF's approach is good.

Michael Meeks gave an interesting presentation on the effects of
copyright assignment, using examples of OpenOffice vs LibreOffice and
other cases <URL:http://lwn.net/Articles/414051/>; he argues that even
the FSF's copyright assignment requirement is harmful without any
benefit to free software.

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Ben Finney

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