[ECOS] APB - Copyright assignment

Alex Schuilenburg alexs@ecoscentric.com
Tue Oct 6 15:12:00 GMT 2009


Edgar Grimberg wrote on 2009-10-06 15:37:
> [...]
> On the other hand, Graham Henderson or his employer cannot come now
> and ask for compensation, since the files were under GPL (with
> exceptions) from the very first place. This is a case where the
> license of the code is clear, but the copyright assignment is not in
> place. There are numerous GPL projects that have the copyright of the
> file to the author of the file and the license is GPL. So, no need to
> worry, there's no evil company trying to take anybody's product off
> the market if that code is used...
>   

Copyright assignment and licensing is one thing, patents are another. 
That is why the FSF assignment is a necessary evil.  Re-read your
assignment to the FSF and see what it says about use of patents, IP, etc.

-- Alex

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