Subject: OpenSales -- DRAFT developers agreement
From: kmself@ix.netcom.com
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 19:39:32 -0700
Wed, 30 Aug 2000 19:39:32 -0700
OpenSales (my employer) is working on a set of supporting legal
documents.  We've drafted a developers agreement as part of our code
submission process, and have posted it for review at 
http://www.opensales.org/html/devagree.shtml

Developer agreements are something I've advocated for companies engaged in
free software development.  I believe they offer protections to both
companies and developers.   Their use is somewhat controversial -- the
FSF has one which requires copyright assignment, XFree86 uses one, as do
a handful of other projects, but most seem not to use one, or drop those
which they've used in the past (eg:  Python and CNRI).

Comments and feedback appreciated.

Thank you.

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