[OSM-legal-talk] Q&A with a lawyer

Ulf Möller usenet at ulfm.de
Wed May 13 00:05:06 BST 2009

Frederik Ramm schrieb:

> I have no idea if this concept of fixing the licensor to always be OSMF 
> is workable at all. Is it used elsewhere, or is it an entirely new idea? 

A number of high-profile open source projects including GNU and Apache 
operate that way.

The FSF will accept non-trivial changes to the GNU software only if you 
assign copyright to them. (Of course the license allows you to modify 
the software and distribute it on your own.)


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