|Subject:||Re: Bye - Bye , open source derivative works litigation|
|Date:||Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:25:27 -0500|
"Hyman Rosen" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
On 2/11/2010 4:53 PM, RJack wrote:If the "original authors" accept a developer's code to be integrated into the BusyBox project they show their intent to include that new contributor as a joint author.No, that's completely wrong. The new developers prepare work distributed under the GPL, distribute it to the original developers, and those developers prepare a derivative work based on the original program and the new piece, and distribute that under the GPL. No one is creating a joint work.
So taking someone else's work and republishing it as a whole is not joint authorship? You are in an untenable position to be sure!
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