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Re: Is it possible for a 14 year old in the UK to be able to contribute
Re: Is it possible for a 14 year old in the UK to be able to contribute to Emacs?
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:20:11 +0100
* Zack Piper:
> - Is there an age limit?
I don't know the situation in the UK, but in Germany, minors are not
allowed to enter certain types of contracts unless they have
permission from the guardianship court (parental consent is not
enough). The FSF copyright assignment has an indemnification clause
with potentially unbounded liability, and I would expect that such
contracts are not valid without such court approval. (The idea is
that once you start adult life, you are not burdened by liabilities
your parents have accumulated in your name, as your guardians.)
There is a related question, whether a minor can release his or her
own work under a free license (while retaining copyright ownership),
without the right to revoke the license grant when reaching adulthood.