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Re: SCO identifies code?

On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 11:45:51PM -0400, Bijan Soleymani wrote:
> From what I've read on the FSF website their position is that they won't
> accept any submissions unless they are:
> a) public domain
> b) copyright released to the FSF
> I don't know the specifics I haven't given them code, that's what they
> say in their docs. Now maybe they keep the copyright and give the
> programmer a license to do whatever they want, *but* they definately
> keep the copyright, *if* what they're saying is true at all.

Maybe I'm missing something, but you seem to have changed your
position somewhat.  If the FSF have the copyright to code, then it
is theirs, certainly, and they can determine what should be done with
it.  In this instance, they apply the GPL, and anyone can read the
GPL.  If you get GPLed code, you can change it and use it if you
want to with no obligation to do anything else[1], but yes, they still
own the copyright to their bit, and you have the copyright to your

[1] unless you re-distribute it, in which case you have to also
hand out the source to your changes, but you retain ownership, ie.,
copyright to, your bits.

Mark Kent

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