FSFE Newsletter - February 2014

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at fabiankeil.de
Fri Feb 7 13:58:33 UTC 2014

Fellowship of FSFE <fellowship at fsfeurope.org> wrote:

> - Matthew Garrett criticised Canonical's contributor agreement[19].
>   Other copyright assignment tools, such as FSFE's Fiduciary License
>   Agreement[20] and the GNU Project's copyright assignment, enable
>   developers to prevent their code from being used in non-free software.
>   In contrast, Canonical's agreement explicitly states that the company
>   may distribute people's contributions under non-free licenses. If you
>   value software freedom, FSFE recommends you not to sign agreements
>   which make it possible to distribute your code under non-free
>   licenses.

Is this recommendation, the reasoning behind it and the process
that led to it documented somewhere?

The recommendation seems to imply that people who prefer or don't
object to non-viral free software licenses don't value software

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