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This page used to talk about why we did optional copyright assignment to the FSF. However, that policy has changed and the FSF has decided that for now, it is not comfortable with optional copyright assignment... it's all or nothing. So for now, it's nothing. :)
==Chris Webber on "Why copyright assignment?":==
 
   
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Rest assured that if you made a copyright assignment, you'll get a contributor drawing. In fact, I'll be widening the scope of contributor drawings... more on that soon.
GNU MediaGoblin is a GNU project with non-mandatory but heavily
 
encouraged copyright assignment to the FSF. Most, if not all, of
 
the core contributors to GNU MediaGoblin will have done a
 
copyright assignment, but unlike some other GNU projects, it isn't
 
required here. We think this is the best choice for GNU
 
MediaGoblin: it ensures that the Free Software Foundation may
 
protect the software by enforcing the AGPL if the FSF sees fit,
 
but it also means that we can immediately merge in changes from a
 
new contributor. It also means that some significant non-FSF
 
contributors might also be able to enforce the AGPL if seen fit.
 
   
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- Chris Webber
Again, assignment is not mandatory, but it is heavily encouraged,
 
even incentivized: Significant contributors who do a copyright
 
assignment to the FSF are eligible to have a unique goblin drawing
 
produced for them by the project's main founder, Christopher Allan
 
Webber.<ref> [[contributing-howto]]</ref>
 
 
 
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[[Category:DesignDecisions|Copyright Assignment]]
 

Latest revision as of 14:17, 19 October 2011

This page used to talk about why we did optional copyright assignment to the FSF. However, that policy has changed and the FSF has decided that for now, it is not comfortable with optional copyright assignment... it's all or nothing. So for now, it's nothing. :)

Rest assured that if you made a copyright assignment, you'll get a contributor drawing. In fact, I'll be widening the scope of contributor drawings... more on that soon.

- Chris Webber