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Re: Copyright and license conditions of mailing list texts and the like

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Copyright and license conditions of mailing list texts and the like (was: Hurd Mission Statement)
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 20:22:25 +0200
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Am Montag, 8. Juni 2009 20:51:44 schrieb Thomas Schwinge:
> You didn't add the copyright and license boilerplate on that page.
> Intentionally or just forgotten?

Just forgotten - nano doesn't fill them in automatically for me :) 

> In general, not neccessarily Hurd-specific, is there consensus ``in the
> Net'' and amongst lawyers on what the copyright and licensing conditions
> are with respect to putting texts by individuals that appears on
> projects' mailing lists or other forums, for example, email or IRC
> messages, into official web pages or documentation?

I know that in Germany the Urheberrecht says, that normally nothing is allowed 
except if you expressively allow it. I just forgot that when I updated the 

I shouldn't have just uploaded it without getting permission first. I'm glad 
that Olaf now gave his general permission to upload his public statements. 

> I'm perfectly fine with my (Hurd related) texts being used with Copyright
> FSF and whatever documentation license we are using at the moment.  Is
> this OK for others as well, or do I have to ask everytime I transfer or
> use texts this way?

When I write something in this mailinglist, in IRC or similar, I'm perfectly 
OK with that (you can treat this as the option to assign the copyright to the 
FSF - just to have it explicitely stated :) ). 

When I write private email, I want to be asked first. 

Best wishes, 

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