Subject: Re: Who holds the copyright? (was Re: The merger: a user's perspective)
From: Bernard Lang <Bernard.Lang@inria.fr>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 16:36:17 +0100

On Tue, Nov 16, 1999 at 05:10:31AM -0500, Bradley M. Kuhn wrote:
> Stan Shebs wrote:
> > 
> > kragen@pobox.com (Kragen Sitaker) writes:
> 
> > Also, what would the buyer get?  The source code is not owned by the
> > company,
> 
> You are correct, the gcc core copyright is held by the FSF, not either
> company.  However, IIRC, there are a number of free software products for
> which Cygnus and/or Red Hat holds the copyright on.  Of course, the GPL
> can't be "taken back" and the versions we have would remain free, but future
> versions from the company (what's the new name, anyway?)

"Red Swan"  , of course  (not "The Ugly Hatling")

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