> > 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.
> Not having an opinion on the subject myself, does this not give rise to
> difficulties in lawsuits?
>> I.e., If Sun own the copyright on *all* of the originally released code
> while new additions are copyright Gnome Foundation, what is the status of
> an alleged copyright infringement where part of the plagerised code is
> copyright to Sun Corp and part to Gnome Foundation? Can a defendant claim
> that the whole bolck of code does not infringe on either copyright since
> each is for only part of the code?
Yes, but there is a very easy way round that: Sun should also
sign their copywrite over to the Gnome Foundation.
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