[wp-docs] Codex and the FSF
ryan at boren.nu
Wed Sep 21 23:42:58 GMT 2005
On Wed, 2005-09-21 at 23:29 +0100, Podz wrote:
> At this weeks #meetup, I proposed that the copyright ownership of Codex
> be transferred to the Free Software Foundation http://www.fsf.org/ (FSF).
> This was discussed at #meetup, but unfortunately Matt was not present.
> Because it is not entirely clear where we currently stand or what indeed
> the FSF can offer, I volunteered to get some information.
Every single contributor to the Codex thus far must do a copyright
assignment to the FSF. Only they can grant their copyright to someone
For future contributions, you can require that contributors fill out a
copyright assignment. This can be very tedious and often requires the
use of fax machines.
Most open source projects don't bother with copyright assignment. It
often becomes a barrier to contribution.
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