On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 05:38:36AM +0100, Rene Veerman wrote:


> but if it turns out he's truely leeching on the work of others (by for
> instance requiring authors to give him (near-)free exclusive rights or
> something), then i'd have to switch sides, and say that authors need
> to be warned of such practices. They should at least retain the full
> rights to their work and be able to quickly and permanently remove
> their work from a site like phpclasses.org, including the removal of
> individual files.

Yeah, I have a real beef with copyright-assignment, like what the GNU
Project insists upon. If I built a program, I get to keep the copyright
and determine the license.

I feel the opposite way about patches. If you submit a patch to my
sourceforge project, it's copyrighted by me. I don't make money off the
project and I don't want to fight with you later about the code. And if
I submit a patch to your project, you're free to do as you like with the
code and its copyright.

By the way, I am *not* saying Manuel does this. I'm just commenting on
Rene's post.


Paul M. Foster

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