[GRASS translations] Re: Licensing of translation work [Was: Problemas de rosetta]

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Mon Jun 19 03:36:59 EDT 2006

On Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 01:44:46AM +0200, Jordi Mallach wrote:
> Hola Marga, sorry for taking my time to reply,
> [ For the list readers, marga mailed me privately to discuss how Rosetta
> handles Copyrights for translations created in Rosetta. She discovered
> that a translation she had submitted was exporting with a
> | # Copyright (c) (c) 2006 Canonical Ltd, and Rosetta Contributors 2006
> copyright header, and she thinks this is not right. ]
> I've discussed your concerns with some other Launchpad people.
> First of all, we don't think the copyright is being "transfered" to
> Canonical. At the very least, it would be shared between Canonical and
> you, the Rosetta Contributor.
> The sole reason Canonical is adding this header is because we want to be
> able to share the translator's work across different, freely licenced
> products that are available for translation in Rosetta. As not all
> projects use the same licence, this is necessary to be able to do it no
> matter what.
> The discussion is ongoing internally, but we will try to make this very
> clear in the Legalese page of Launchpad (https://launchpad.net/legal/).
> Thanks,
> Jordi
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please let us know once https://launchpad.net/legal/ is updated.
The copyright non/assignment also affects our GRASS project, so
we would like to have a clear isea about copyright issues before
using Rosetta.



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