[wp-docs] Codex and the FSF

Anthony Timberlake anthonytimberlake at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 23:54:16 GMT 2005

This would have been something better to do when it started, making the
members that make articles agree that their words would be copyright by
WordPress. I will have to keep this in mind next time I start something

On 9/21/05, Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu> wrote:
> 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
> else.
> 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.
> For example,
> http://www.openoffice.org/FAQs/faq-licensing.html#jcaa
> Most open source projects don't bother with copyright assignment. It
> often becomes a barrier to contribution.
> Ryan
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