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Re: Relicensing



On Sun, 2006-02-19 at 00:59 -0600, Patrick Barnes wrote:
> On Saturday 18 February 2006 13:00, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > In relicensing documentation, how do we document relicensing from
> > authors other than ourselves?  For example, I am the sole author of the
> > mirror-tutorial, so that's a fait accompli.  But I'm a contributing
> > author of the jargon-buster, and at least one of the other folks there
> > is no longer active in the FDP.  As far as I know, it's not possible to
> > sign away a copyright, so I'd make the following suggestion:
> >
> > An/the active author or editor should contact all contributing authors,
> > notify each of the proposed licensing change, including links to
> > pertinent documentation on the Wiki.  Ask each to reply ASAP to
> > fedora-docs-list redhat com with a PGP/GPG-signed message approving the
> > change.  If the list does not receive any word back from the authors, we
> > may have to proceed as on the Wiki -- in other words, removing that
> > author's contributions as shown in change history (CVS for us).
> >
> > Any other suggestions or strategies?
> 
> Didn't the past authors either work for Red Hat or complete the CLA?  In the 
> U.S., copyright assignment ("to sign away a copyright") is allowed, and 
> that's what the CLA relies upon, so if either of the above conditions are 
> met, we can apply a license without contacting those prior contributors.

Oops, you're right.  I've been buried in wiki and had it on the brain.
Of course, j-b was composed in CVS, so yes, it should be good to go
then.  Thanks for the reminder.

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