Copyright assignment - Once bitten, twice shy. The misuse of free software licences

Posted by zigzag on Aug 6, 2010 8:38 PM EDT
Heise; By Richard Hillesley
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Open source is more than just a means by which software companies can maximise their profits and raise the bottom line. Copyright assignment can be ethical, and can unify a project under common ownership, or it can be misused to impose control and bypass the GPL, indemnify the code against patent infringement, and subvert the developers' intent in contributing to an 'open source' project.

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