[Spi-private] IRC log from 2003-02-04 SPI Board meeting

Branden Robinson / SPI Treasurer branden+spi-treasurer at deadbeast.net
Tue Feb 25 04:38:28 UTC 2003

Hello, Mr. Oberg:

I am forwarding this message to the spi-general list for discussion
among our membership.

Thanks for writing!

On Sun, Feb 23, 2003 at 09:23:32PM +0100, Jonas Oberg wrote:
> Hi Branden, could you forward this to whoever is appropriate?
> I read from the IRC log from the board meeting of the 4th of february
> that the SPI is considering accepting "copyright assignments", similar
> to those that the Free Software Foundation North America uses.
> This seems like a good idea to me and I encourage it. I would however
> also point you to http://www.fsfeurope.org/projects/fla/ which is the
> Fiduciary Licence Agreement (FLA) developed by the FSF Europe in
> coordination with, among others, Eben Moglen.
> It addresses the same issues as the Copyright Assignment that the FSF
> NA uses, but is crafted in a way that allows it to be used also for
> the continental European Droit d'Auteur authorship tradition, which is
> different than the anglo-american copyright system used by the US.
> The FSF NA is currently looking at using the FLA, or some derivative
> thereof, for their own "copyright assignments", but they have not
> decided yet and it is a low-proprity issue since the normal "copyright
> assignments" work well enough.
> If the SPI would accept similar contracts, I would recommend that you
> have a look at the FLA. I believe that it will be more useful for you
> than the older "copyright assignment" contracts. Please see the web
> pages for more information, and email fla at fsfeurope.org with any
> questions. They can also assist you if you would be interested in
> using the FLA as a contract for the SPI.

G. Branden Robinson, Treasurer
Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
treasurer at spi-inc.org
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 197 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://spi-inc.org/pipermail/spi-general/attachments/20030224/38d76c35/attachment.pgp

More information about the Spi-general mailing list