Why in the world you should have a vote: was RE: Please don't change Beastie to another crap logo suchas NetBSD!!!

Mark Rowlands mark.rowlands at mypost.se
Sat Feb 12 04:29:24 PST 2005

On Saturday 12 February 2005 12:46, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> Ted Mittelstaedt writes:
> > I don't see why you are so proud of not doing this.  Is it your
> > intention to cause problems for companies that want to use FreeBSD
> > in their products?  This sort of thing is exactly what the
> > chicken littles like Anthony are talking about.
> It surprises and worries me that anyone does it, for precisely the
> reasons that you describe.  Should I ever contribute code to FreeBSD,
> I'll just assign the copyright, or release the code to the public
> domain.  I have to wonder about the motivations of someone who says he
> wants to contribute to a Great Cause but then insists on retaining his
> copyright.
> Remember that in some jurisdictions, copyright reverts to the author
> after a certain number of years, no matter what he says to the contrary.
> This includes the U.S.; see 17 USC 203.

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I think it should be clear where this conversation belongs. 
The issues you are discussing are emphatically non-technical.


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