Subject: Re: Last chance: Copyrights is OK ?
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Christopher R. Bowman <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/09/1999 00:25:06
At 07:22 PM 3/8/99 -0600, Dave Huang wrote:
>I've got a few files in the tree (2 or 3), and I'm not terribly concerned
>about what people do/don't do with 'em... While it does give me warm
>fuzzies to pop in a NetBSD CD and point out my name to my friends, that's
>not important to me in the grand scheme of things. I'd probably be willing
>to transfer the copyright to TNF, but I was wondering what that would
>actually mean. Would it limit what I'm able to do with it? I heard that as
>the author/copyright holder of the code, I'm free to release it under
>whatever license(s) I want; e.g. both Berkeley-style and GPL (so Linux
>folks can take the code if they want). Is that actually the case? If so,
>would I still be able to do that if it was copyright to TNF?
>Name: Dave Huang     |   Mammal, mammal / their names are called /
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Seems to me that you want to grant yourself an unrestricted, non revocable
license to the code.  This would allow you to do what ever you wanted with it,
and then give the copyright to TNF 
Christopher R. Bowman