Why so few Python jobs? (and licenses)
cfelling at iae.nl
Tue Oct 9 21:06:18 CEST 2001
Mark <mmealman at tarsis.org> wrote:
> No. If I wrote a module and placed it under the GPL, I still own the
> copyright on that module.
> That gives me the right to release that code under any other license as I
> see fit, even though I can never take away anyone's right to use it under
> the GPL.
That depends. IIRC, if you get substantial contributions from a
particular person that person owns the copyrights for his/her
contributions. Small contributions, on the other hand, *probably*
don't `leak' copyright, so if you only accept small patches you might
be safe, in general you aren't.
> IMHO submitting patches to a program does not give you any copyright hold
> over that program, although I don't think it's been legally tested yet.
Ofcourse you don't get copyright over the full program, but you get to
keep the copyright of your own patches, atleast when they are
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