Collaborative Virtual Workspace License (CVW)

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Aug 22 10:43:27 UTC 2001

On Wed, 22 Aug 2001 12:16:16 +0200 (MET DST), Joerg Schilling said:

> It seems that at least for core programs FSF insists in this point which
> from point of view reduces freedom.

You are right that the GNU project wants an assignment for the core
OS. tar(1) is one of those important parts.  Well there is a very well
working tar available so it does not make sense to dispense with a
copyright assignment.  

I do not understand why a request for a copyright assignments reduces
freedom - especially not for the assignee who is not even bound to
the license and can change it as he likes.

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