Subject: Re: copyright questionsing in Core]
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 06/13/1997 20:17:39
> As far as the _correct_ solution? Although the
>decision is for Core to make, _I_ think we would be better off if long
>ago we had started requiring copyright assignment on all donated code.
>It is easy, and probably desirable for all promotional materials credit
>TNF. It is infeasible for every advertisement to mention every
>developer who ever contributed code to the Project -- or to seek waivers
>from each and every one of them.
That's factually incorrect. If Core had enforced such a policy
four(?) years ago, all the code that Chris developed on CMU equipment
or on CMU time could not have gone in the tree. Private educational
institutions frequently play hardball when it comes intellectual property.