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Re: copyright and incorporating code from mailing list posts


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: copyright and incorporating code from mailing list posts
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 16:05:53 -0500
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jmg3000 writes:
> Actually, where a large number of folks all have their own copyrights for
> a given project, I don't see how that could work. It's not like you could
> conceivably round them all up and get them to show up in court if they
> actually had to legally defend their collective licensing terms...

There is no need to round them all up.  Each has a copyright in the work
and can prosecute infringement independently of all the others.  Thus IBM
is prosecuting its claims that SCO is infringing its copyrights in the
Linux kernel without involving Linus et al.
-- 
John Hasler 
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Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA


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