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Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 17:51:22 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: License survey

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 05:25:31PM -0500, Kurt H Maier wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:18:12AM -0500, Rich Felker wrote:
> >
> > One thing I like about copyleft and having external copyright holders
> > is that the rules apply to me too.
> License choice and copyright assignment are two different issues.  If
> musl continues with a copyleft license, I'll be slightly disappointed
> and that's about it.  If copyright is assigned to the FSF, it's going to
> become terrible, just like everything else the FSF touches.  If
> copyright were assigned to some arbitrary mediator just to shield you
> from liability at work, I'd be less concerned... but the FSF is where
> software goes to lose its mind.

"External copyright holders" purely meant code written by contributors
other than myself, not any sort of copyright assignment. As far as I'm
concerned copyright assignment is counterproductive and one of the
stupidest practices associated with FLOSS development, so no need to
worry about that.


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