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Re: Gentoo Linux copyright / CDDL question

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Gentoo Linux copyright / CDDL question
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 16:25:58 +0200
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Drazen Kacar <> writes:

> James Carlson wrote:
>>  Open Solaris requries a joint copyright arrangement.  You can read the
>>  details here:
>>  As the author you, of course, retain your copyright interest.  You
>>  don't have to give that away.
> Eh? But it says:
>    You agree never to assert against Sun or its licensees or transferees
>    any moral rights therein.
> That's void under my local copyright law, but the provision certainly is
> giving copyright rights away.

No, it is relinquishing those rights, not transferring them to anybody
else.  Fine difference.  Anyway, does anybody else find "moral rights"
a most peculiar expression in such a legal clause?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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