[OSM-legal-talk] [OSM-talk] Critical Mass for license change-over
kairo at kairo.at
Thu Feb 2 14:11:12 GMT 2012
andrzej zaborowski schrieb:
> Assignment of your rights requires a written agreement in some
> jurisdictions so there's no talk of that. Mozilla, Facebook, etc, as
> you say, require a grant of the right to sublicense and other rights.
No, Mozilla has no sublicense requirement. And Facebook is proprietary
and completely different anyhow.
> Yes, of course, I think it is Mike DuPont who said "give away". But
> obviously we're talking about the grant of rights.
Yes, every open soruce license is a grant of rights, as that's the basic
definition of "open". If there wouldn't be a grant of any rights, no
license would be needed at all, as copyright law in various countries
covers not being able to use other people's work pretty well. All we are
about is being able to use other people's work, though.
More information about the legal-talk