[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Copyright/Distribution questions (Emacs/Orgmode)

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: Re: Copyright/Distribution questions (Emacs/Orgmode)
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:38:06 +0100
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:17.0) Gecko/20130215 Thunderbird/17.0.3

Am 11.03.2013 07:41, schrieb Germán A. Arias:
El lun, 11-03-2013 a las 07:10 +0100, Andreas Röhler escribió:
Am 11.03.2013 03:32, schrieb Stefan Monnier:
I would like to withdraw my pleasure in having these files distributed
as part of Org distribution.  I would like to register my displeasure in
a substantial way.

If you say that those files should not be covered by your existing
assignment, then we respect this (of course, that needs to be done

Hi Stefan,

by creating a precedence case accepting conditions beyond the GPL, IMHO that 
puts the validity of GPL on risk.

Other authors now on discontentment --for what reasons whatever-- might detect 



Once the changes/files has been send to the project, these are owned by
the FSF. That mean "copyright assignment", that you are agree to losing
the rights in those changes.

That might be right. Not sure if any states law accept it's legal stipulations.
Non-US-citizen have to abide to theirs local law, not to US-Courts.

Anyway, stressing the need of copyright assignment might spread the illusion,
a free software project might require that procedure in order to distribute 
What the case at stake seems to demonstrate so far.

In fact publishing under GPL or other free license is needed solely for the
right to distribute, not CA.

 Read your copyright assignment.

Don't understand what your are saying here.
Never signed one, for the very reasons given.

BTW, looking at the roots of the current affair might help avoiding mistakes



reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]