[JDEV] Question about licensing
djarb at wvc-omak.ctc.edu
Thu Oct 7 21:26:35 CDT 1999
On Thu, 7 Oct 1999, Thomas Charron wrote:
> Quoting Daniel Arbuckle <djarb at wvc-omak.ctc.edu>:
> > On Thu, 7 Oct 1999, Lazarus Long wrote:
> > > By using a non-GPL license, you are effectively eliminating the
> > > participation of developers who choose to develop OSS as a moral
> > > imperative.
> > The protocol specification could be protected by copyright, and I would
> > like to see Jer do exactly that, placing the spec under an equivalent of
> > a free software license. As things stand now, Jer's employer could
> > concievably claim ownership of the specification documents, and we'd have
> > to rewrite them from memory.
> Actually, no, they can't. Jer has a contract stating as such..
Well, that's good. The point still stands in the general case, though.
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