Subject: RE: Contributor Agreements (Was: Licensing question)
From: "Radcliffe, Mark" <Mark.Radcliffe@dlapiper.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 00:35:13 -0800

 Fri, 11 Nov 2005 00:35:13 -0800

I agree. Different companies need different approaches.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Laura Majerus [mailto:LMajerus@fenwick.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 2:38 PM
To: Hurst, Annette L.; David Ryan; license-discuss@opensource.org
Subject: RE: Contributor Agreements (Was: Licensing question)

>I think if OSI took a position endorsing assignment of rights in
contributor agreements for the purpose of facilitating >enforcement
efforts, it would substantially improve the enforceability of all OSI
certified licenses.  This is certainly >also consistent with FSF's
position.

True, but it is not consistent with the position of the folks who
distribute Linux, for example. There is no one size fits all answer.

That said, it might be helpful to have some template contributor
agreements for those who want them.  Thanks for the suggestion.

Laura Majerus
OSI, Legal Affairs
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