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Re: Bye - Bye , open source derivative works litigation

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Bye - Bye , open source derivative works litigation
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:42:23 -0500
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On 2/11/2010 2:37 PM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
A joint work can be created without any license at all.

But when there is a license, the presumption is
that the license states the terms.

> The GPL doesn't have to say anything about joint works
> (just like in the case of no license at all) for a joint
> work created that is available to non-coauthors under the
> GPL. Coauthors don't need any non-exclusive license --
> they have exclusive ownership!!!

They cannot be co-authors except as they accept the GPL,
because they otherwise have no permission to create a
derivative work from GPL-licensed code.

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