Subject: Re: asymmetry?
From: Bruce Perens <>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 22:37:06 -0700

Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> Doesn't the FSF require copyright assignment for contributions to
> GNU-owned works, giving them the scary possibility of relicensing
> under other licenses? No one seems to mind that "asymmetry".


Most people are much more willing to make that sort of assignment to a
501(c)3 non-profit than to a for-profit entity. The main concern is
whether or not the work will be taken private. Even people who are not
otherwise enamored of RMS and Co. will trust them not to take the work