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Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 18:28:58 -0600
From: "jfoug" <jfoug@....net>
To: <john-dev@...ts.openwall.com>
Subject: RE: copyright and license statements

big clip
>In case Romain does not grant this license (or a suitable alternative),
>it appears that if the set of JtR formats is considered a "collective
>work", then we may still keep and redistribute Romain's contribution as
>part of JtR, but our abilities to potentially reuse the code differently
>are close to non-existent (very bad):
>
>http://copyright.gov/title17/92chap2.html
>
>"In the absence of an express transfer of the copyright or of any rights
>under it, the owner of copyright in the collective work is presumed to
>have acquired only the privilege of reproducing and distributing the
>contribution as part of that particular collective work, any revision of
>that collective work, and any later collective work in the same series."

Since you are Russian, and the software 'originated' from Russia, then why
does US law play into play here???  Is it due to where GPL is licensed?

I am also not a lawyer, hence my query.

Jim.

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