Subject: Re: For Approval: MindTree Public License
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 14:07:52 -0700

Quoting Ben Tilly (

> Can you actually DO that in a copyright license?

You can demand it.  You cannot achieve it.

> So while I strongly DISLIKE this license, and think that it SHOULD NOT
> satisfy the OSD, I'm having some trouble proving to myself that it
> doesn't.  (Hence my hope that someone will say that the IP assignment
> provisions are legally unworkable.)

OK.  Pardon the US-centrism, but, in accordance with 7 USC, section 201
(d) (2), 204 (a), any transfer of exclusive rights in a copyrighted work
must be in writing and signed by the owner of the rights.  

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