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Re: Bug#388141: Handling the copyright mess of the website

On Lu, 09 ian 12, 09:56:56, David Prévot wrote:
> > 
> > How would I forbid anyone from complying with the Social Contract?
> Sorry I wasn't clear, I was referring to a previous part of my message:

Ugh, I snipped too much, let me try again:

On Du, 08 ian 12, 10:09:43, David Prévot wrote:
> Le 04/01/2012 12:00, MJ Ray a écrit :
> > 2. I feel that forcing a choice between copyright assignment and being
> > airbrushed out of the website is rather at odds with the usual idea of
> > voluntary contributions to the project.
> If we don't ask people, we're stuck (as we are for many years), unless
> there is another nice solution we didn't yet think about. If a few
> persons prefer to refuse copyright assignment and prefer to forbid the
> rest of us to comply with our Social Contract, I don't see the point of
> allowing them to do that.

It was my impression that MJ replied to this:

On Ma, 03 ian 12, 14:56:48, David Prévot wrote:
> 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.
> If they refuse to grant copyright of their future contributions to SPI,
> or if they don't respond, the first action would be to remove their
> commit access, so starting at <date> 2012, all the new content of the
> website will be copyright SPI.

Unless I am misunderstanding what you mean this seems a bit harsh to me 
too and is unlikely to attract new contributors (and might alienate 
existing ones).

Just my 2 ROL,
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