DRAFT document on coding conventions in kde libraries

Nicolas Goutte nicolasg at snafu.de
Mon Mar 13 16:00:39 GMT 2006

On Monday 13 March 2006 16:46, Nicolas Goutte wrote:
> On Friday 10 March 2006 18:48, Henry Miller wrote:
> > On Friday 10 March 2006 11:01, Allen Winter wrote:
> > The free software foundation holds all copyright for GNU software, and
> > they are very careful to get everything correct.   I know of no other
> > project that holds copyright in a manner strict enough that it could go
> > to court alone. Most free software projects have copyrights held by each
> > developer for their own parts.   If infringement happens each developer
> > would be responsible for going to court separately to collect damages. 
> > (If they care, many would not bother)
> >
> > It would be worthwhile to have some organization (Isn't there already a
> > KDE foundation) that can hold copyrights for anyone who doesn't want to
> > themselves.   Some companies prefer to do things this way (they may get a
> > tax write off for donating code).
> Transfering the copyright is not possible under many Western European
> copyright laws, including that German one, which is relevant for KDE, as
> far as I understand articles about copyrights that I have read. (The only
> exception is employer/employee which is not relevant here.)

I have found again the FLA on the FSFEurope server, but it does not explain 
the reasons, it just states the basic reasons:

> Have a nice day!

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