RFC: Properly stated origin of code contributions

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 17:16:49 UTC 2014

yup, agreed


On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 1:14 PM, Stephen Paul Weber
<singpolyma at singpolyma.net> wrote:

>>In the absence of a license agreement, the contribution is usually owned by
>>the submitter and not the project (copyright, see Berne convention). This
>>doesn't scale very well. A signed CLA allows the project to demonstrate
>>that the submitter has agreed to transfer ownership of the contribution to
>>the project('s administrators).
> I wouldn't want a copyright-assignment system (since that allows the project 
> to re-license when it wants, for example) but an inbound=outbound agreement 
> (that is, an explicit agreement from contributors to have their 
> contributions released under the license of the project) is not an 
> unreasonable thing to do.
> -- 
> Stephen Paul Weber, @singpolyma
> See <http://singpolyma.net> for how I prefer to be contacted
> edition right joseph
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