(fwd) Would you consider a copyright reassignment for your work on the Debian website? [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sorry if you get the very same mail multiple times, but just to be on
the safe side, I also send it to the list, for those who might have
contributed without commiting directly.
As you know the news drafted via our subversion repository are in the
end added to Debian's website, and Debian's web team is currently
working on clarify the copyright status of Debian's website.
I therefore forward you the request bellow from our web team, it also
contains further explaination of the issue and furhter links. Please
read it answer the web team whith your decission.
PS: I already mailed all users who commited direclty. If you got one of
these mails, please answer to that mail to avoid breaking the mail
threads; it's easier to keep an overview this way.
PPS: I send my mails to the alioth users, but some mails bounced, so
this mail is especialy important for jbr-guest and gmascellani-guest :)
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From: Francesca Ciceri <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Would you consider a copyright reassignment for your work on the
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 23:34:10 +0100
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First of all, congratulations, you're one of the most active contributors
on the Debian website of the last two years.
We recently brought back the copyright issue (#238245 ): the Debian
website currently uses a non DFSG free license. To definitely address
this issue and avoid it coming up later again, we need your input. There
are two possible strategies we can choose: one is a copyright assignment
from all contributors to SPI; the other is a blanket permission from
contributors to the Debian Web Team to relicense the Website under a DFSG
free license of their choosing.
You can find more context around this issue in the aforementioned
original bugreport as well as in bug #388141 , including Stefano's
proposal  for the blanket permission.
Now, having had a hopefully good read, would you consider to:
[ ] accept to grant copyright of your website contributions to SPI;
[ ] give blanket permission to re-license those under any DFSG-free
Even if you already stated in the bug log, via IRC or whatever if
you're fine (or not) with one or both of these approaches, we would
be glad if you could take a few seconds to respond us, by putting
???yes??? or ???no??? in the previous brackets. Feel free to provide more
comments directly or to any of the current bug logs.
Francesca, on behalf of the Debian Web Team
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