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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 17:04:27 -0500
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On 2/11/2010 4:53 PM, RJack wrote:
If the "original authors" accept a developer's code to be integrated
into the BusyBox project they show their intent to include that new
contributor as a joint author.

No, that's completely wrong. The new developers prepare
work distributed under the GPL, distribute it to the
original developers, and those developers prepare a
derivative work based on the original program and the
new piece, and distribute that under the GPL. No one
is creating a joint work.

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