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Re: [Ghm-discuss] Main Topic for 2012

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [Ghm-discuss] Main Topic for 2012
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 17:54:34 -0400

   On 7 June 2012 21:34, Rick C. Hodgin <address@hidden> wrote:
   > We are one company offering Linus $500 million for
   > Linux rights away from being done.

   Actually Linux has too many copyright holders for this to be
   practical, whereas the FSF's policy of copyright assignment does make
   it vulnerable to this sort of hostile takeover: there's only one
   entity to be bribed, bought out or otherwise acquired.

The copyright assignment by the FSF has some nice wording which would
allow each asignee to sue the FSF (if they try to make it non-free
software for example), the worst that could happen is that they
release the program under a free software license...

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