[TOS] Textbook authors: Copyright Assignment, please respond
ross.gardler at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Thu Sep 17 22:29:48 UTC 2009
2009/9/17 Greg DeKoenigsberg <gdk at redhat.com>:
> * This also requires a single copyright holder -- i.e. the party with whom
> the CLA is binding. Which would require all authors to sign away their
This is incorrect.
There is no need for authors to sign away their copyright, they need
only grant a sufficient rights to release the copyright under the
agreed licence. More information on how CLAs work is at
As a community we already discussed and agreed that individual authors
will retain their copyright, so the CLA will *not* require copyright
assignment, only licence grants.
> Our options:
> + TOS as an org. We're not there yet, I don't think.
> + FLOSS Manuals as an org. I don't know that FM exists as a legal
> entity either, since the copyrights seem to mostly be owned by
> Adam Hyde.
> + Some company. I'd like to avoid that.
> + An individual. I suppose this could be me, or Adam Hyde of FLOSS
+ One of the many universities we have represented here
+ Proceed without CLAs and without OSS Watch's direct contribution.
You can still take our content under a CC-BY-SA, it just means we
can't put it up there for you. Since our content requires molding into
a unified textbook the community may decide the effort is not worth
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