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Re: Why distrust M$, but trust Sun?

From: Rick
Subject: Re: Why distrust M$, but trust Sun?
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 12:26:17 -0000
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On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 14:55:08 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:

> Tim Smith wrote:
>> On 2007-07-26, <> wrote:
>> > And besides, open office might've been initially released by sun but
>> > it is independent of them. develop open office.
>> It's still managed by people from Sun, and they contribute most of the
>> code.
> More to the point:
> "How to submit code to
> We ask that all code submitted to be submitted via Issue
> Tracker. In your submission please list "Issue Type" as PATCH. Your code
> will be sent to the committer for the appropriate project.
> 1. Submit a filled-out copy of the Joint Copyright Assignment form
> (JCA); we have a PDF version you may print out. We explain our reasons
> for requiring the JCA in the Licensing FAQ. The FAQ further explain the
> use and advantages of using this license.
> 2. In order for your code to be committed to the source tree:
>     a. Your Joint Copyright Assignment form must have been received.
>        This Assignment covers all submissions of code."
> " Open Source Project
> Joint Copyright Assignment by Contributor To Sun Microsystems, Inc.
> ("Sun")
> [...]
> Contributor hereby assigns to Sun joint ownership in all worldwide
> common law and statutory rights associated with the copyrights,
> copyright application, copyright registration and moral rights in the
> Contribution to the extent allowable under applicable local laws and
> copyright conventions. Contributor agrees that this assignment may be
> submitted by Sun to register a copyright in the Contribution."
> regards,
> alexander.

Yes, copyrights are assigned to Sun, but OO.o and all submissions use the 


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