[OSM-legal-talk] Rights granted to OSMF (Section 2 of the CT)

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 11:11:26 BST 2011

On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 6:06 PM, ce-test, qualified testing bv - Gert
Gremmen <g.gremmen at cetest.nl> wrote:
>>FSF, owner of GCC, has copyright assignment. On the other hand, OSMF's
>>CT only has a rights grant (contributor still retains copyright on his
>>own data), which is the same thing as what ASF's agreement asks. So
>>this should be less problematic than the FSF situation.
> That is like writing a song, and grant the rights to do with it what
> he wants to the publisher. You seen where that leads to in the music
> business.
> Same for OSM. The CT-phrase in particular must be copied from them.

You seem to imply that *all* music publishers are evil. Some are evil,
some are not. But just because there are some music publishers who
coerce artists to give up their rights, doesn't mean that OSM is also

I'd like to see you say to the FSF that they are as evil as many of
the RIAA companies for having copyright assignment.

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