> Anyone working on the serious fsf projects, like gcc or other core major
> projects is usually asked to transfer copyright to the FSF. There are all sorts
> of solid legal reasons to do this, only copyright holders can sue etc etc, so
> if someone rips code out of a project with 20 contributers and no clear
> copyright assignment, only the actual party which wrote the ripped off chunk
> can sue.
If this is the issue, then why not use the Gnome Foundation. Ie
instead of making people sign copywrite over to Sun, let them
sign it over to the Gnome Foundation.
I think people would find that much more palatable.
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