On Dec 15, 2008, "Ricardo Bánffy" <rban...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Eu poderia, por exemplo, enviar uma procuração nomeando a FSF meu
> representante legal sobre tudo o que for relacionado ao copyright de
> determinado programa?

Não sei, só perguntando da FSF.

> Isso parece um pouco mais amistoso do que simplesmente abrir mão do
> copyright.

Qual a diferença, na sua opinião?

Para ajudar a embasar sua opinião, seguem os termos de um contrato de
transferência de direitos que assinei junto com a FSF há muitos anos,
para um programa que eu comecei a desenvolver.

Creio que os termos do contrato tenham evoluído desde então, e esse
era um dentre vários contratos possíveis, por isso por favor não o
utilizem para mandar nada para a FSF.  O procedimento é entrar em
contato e manifestar seu interesse para iniciar as negociações a
respeito.  Os detalhes, embora normalmente relativamente padronizados,
vêm depois de responder a algumas questões.


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