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Re: Bye - Bye , open source derivative works litigation

From: amicus_curious
Subject: Re: Bye - Bye , open source derivative works litigation
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:25:27 -0500

"Hyman Rosen" <> wrote in message news:M9%cn.53092$Np1.1404@newsfe19.iad...
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.

So taking someone else's work and republishing it as a whole is not joint authorship? You are in an untenable position to be sure!

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