Michael Meeks, Bradley Kuhn and Mark Shuttleworth discussed copyright assignment agreements and copyright licensing agreements at the Desktop Summit in Berlin. GNOME Foundation executive director Karen Sandler moderated the short but revealing discussion. Be sure to also read the insightful comments to the article.

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12 years 33 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago


Fatal words!

"Freedom is not on the table in these discussions", said Shuttleworth.

He's missing a very serious point here.

Freedom is incredibly important to a majority of Free Software developers.

Any attempt to dismiss this basic tenet will result in short-term gain over long-term pain.

It reduces the status of Free Software developers to little more than that of iPhone Apps script kiddies and could sucessfully destroy the whole Free Software developer ecology.

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