[Incubator] Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] process for copyright assignment
arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Fri Apr 17 03:52:05 EDT 2009
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Frank Warmerdam schrieb:
> Arnulf Christl wrote:
>> On that issue: The Mapbender PSC has voted to move copyright ownership
>> of the project to OSGeo (this happened several months back but I never
>> followed up). Currently almost all copyrights furtunately lies with
>> CCGIS whereof I am the owner, so it will be a one step thing. What do I
>> need to do to move the copyright to OSGeo?
> The copyright holder(s) would sign a document assigning the copyright to
> OSGeo and forward it to Tyler to be filed. I believe you can adjust the
> GeoTools agreement to name your project:
> Once this is done it is also desirable to update copyright messages in
> the source files accordingly, though this is not strictly required.
> Ideally all committers (or their companies as appropriate) should be
> signing the document if you want copyright uniformly held by OSGeo.
> Best regards,
Thank you, will do.
The PSC also decided to make Mapbender available under a dual licensing
scheme adding the New and Simplified BSD License to the existing GNU
GPL. Would it make sense to do this before or after moving copyright to
OSGeo? Formulated the other way round: Once copyright lies with OSGeo,
what process would be required for the PSC to change the license?
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