[pacman-dev] Time for changes

Robert Howard howard3 at clemson.edu
Thu Oct 5 14:47:57 EDT 2006

Am I correct to assume that contributors only retain rights to their
contributed code, not the code of the entire project under which the
copyright applies? So, if someone wanted they could roll their code into
another product, but not the whole code of pacman?

On 10/5/06, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/5/06, VMiklos <vmiklos at frugalware.org> wrote:
> > is it possible to share the copyright ownership? when i first
> > contributed to OpenOffice.org, i had to sign the jca:
> >
> > http://www.openoffice.org/licenses/jca.pdf
> >
> > quoting http://www.openoffice.org/FAQs/faq-licensing.html#jcaa:
> >
> > "Under the Joint Copyright Assignment, both Sun and the contributor
> > retain full rights to use, modify, and redistribute the copyrighted
> > work."
> This is interesting.  This gives both parties full rights to the
> source in question, if I'm not mistaken.  That is, Judd still has full
> rights as if he were sole copyright holder, as does a contributor on
> the code he contributed.  Is this a correct interpretation?
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