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Re: Bye - Bye , open source derivative works litigation

From: Snit
Subject: Re: Bye - Bye , open source derivative works litigation
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:48:03 -0700
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Hyman Rosen stated in post B4Zcn.76921$JE2.9456@newsfe09.iad on 2/11/10
12:42 PM:

> 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.

Their freedom is limited.


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