Re: Copyright issues re Debian website

From: MJ Ray <mjr(at)phonecoop(dot)coop>
To: leader(at)debian(dot)org, spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: Copyright issues re Debian website
Date: 2008-03-09 12:26:45
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Josh Berkus <josh(at)postgresql(dot)org> wrote:
> When did spi-general become "legal-wanker-discuss(at)spi-inc(dot)org"?
> Might I suggest that idle legal speculation, having little or nothing to do
> with SPI business, be taken to another mailing list, please?

Right. And might I suggest that SPI get off its collective backside
and ask its legal advisers whether tracking down every contributor and
relicensing or replacing every contribution to the debian web site is
1/ sufficient and 2/ necessary, instead of legal-wanker-discussing?
That advice has a lot to do with SPI business and even projects that
do centralise most copyrights sometimes forget things like their
website, so I expect it would apply to other SPI projects too.

Sun and the Mozilla corporations (and probably FSF and SFLC) have
significant interests in promoting copyright extraction, which SPI
doesn't have. As I've written on other topics, I'd much rather the
debian project took SPI's advice rather than Sun's.

Going back to something mentioned the original topic: what contracts
did SPI sign for the PostgreSQL Conference and have they not appeared
on public record just because they're too recent, or did I miss them,
or what?

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