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Bug#388141: Handling the copyright mess of the website

Le Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 02:56:48PM -0400, David Prévot a écrit :
> We could contact every current contributor, and ask them if they are OK to:
> - grant copyright of their future contributions to SPI;
> - grant copyright of their past contributions to SPI.
> Unless someone objects on the principle, we'll start bugging
> coordinators with this request. The DPN could give input about the
> better approach to handle and draft these request, I don't know if we
> need something as formal as the FSF does for translation [0], asking to
> reply on the webmaster@d.o address might be enough (it will be archived
> on master.d.o), the same way we ask new developers to agree with DMUP.
> 	0: http://translationproject.org/html/whydisclaim.html

Hello David,

I think that the disclaimer to the FSF is not the same as a copyright transfer,
and may be actually more appropriate as a starting point (or http://unlicense.org/ ).

Otherwise, if you chose copyright transfers (and associated objections, as in
my understanding, copyright transfer does not exist in some countries), I think
that it would be fair to at least indicate if the license that is considered
will be copyleft or not.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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