Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Feb 2007 14:36 UTC, submitted by Shane Martin Coughlan
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The Fiduciary Licence Agreement is a copyright assignment that allows Free Software projects to bundle their copyright in a single organisation or person. This enables projects to ensure their legal maintainability, including important issues such as preserving the ability to relicense and certainty to have sufficient rights to enforce licences in court. The assigning party does not lose their ability to use their code either, as the FLA ensures a re-transferral of unlimited usage/single exploitation rights back to the author."
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by Bounty on Thu 1st Feb 2007 16:34 UTC
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2006-09-18

All I can say after reading that is "huh?" Will that really work?

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RE: maybe
by schiesbn on Thu 1st Feb 2007 17:45 in reply to "maybe"
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2006-03-30

>All I can say after reading that is "huh?" Will that really work?

Yes, it works. There are already two projects which have sign the FLA with the FSFE:

- The Bacula Project: http://mail.fsfeurope.org/pipermail/press-release/2006q4/000161.htm...
- The OpenSwarm Project: http://mail.fsfeurope.org/pipermail/press-release/2007q1/000165.htm...

Edited 2007-02-01 17:52

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