[Twisted-Python] Dumb Question (Please don't eat me)

Federico Di Gregorio fog at initd.org
Tue May 20 05:37:37 EDT 2003

Il mar, 2003-05-20 alle 03:32, matiu ha scritto:
> Hi,
> Why does one have to relinquish copyright when submitting patches?
> What's to stop the project leader re-releasing under a closed lisence, or
> selling that right to a company behind the scenes?

because haveing 200 copyright holders makes things unmaintenable.
releasing the copyrigh on small patches is the usual behaviour. and if
the project leader re-release under a closed license, too bad, we still
have the sources under the old LGPL.

usually you get your copyright in a free project only if you contribute
a large chunk of the code. 

Federico Di Gregorio
Debian GNU/Linux Developer                                fog at debian.org
INIT.D Developer                                           fog at initd.org
                   Datemi uno spigolo. Che lo arrotondo tutto. -- <dani>
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