lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2007]   [Feb]   [24]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: GPL vs non-GPL device drivers
On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 11:45:22AM -0500, Theodore Tso wrote:
>...
> The only way GPL'ed code can be become copyrighted by the FSF is if
> you explicitly sign a copyright statement
>...

And even this is only possible if permitted by copyright law.

E.g. German copyright law explicitely states that copyright is not
transferable except through inheritage. [1]

And German copyright law says that if you are granting exclusive usage
rights, you must get an appropriate payment. [2]

Often much might depend on which copyright law applies in a specific
case...

> - Ted

cu
Adrian

[1] http://bundesrecht.juris.de/urhg/__29.html
[2] http://bundesrecht.juris.de/urhg/__32.html

--

"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2007-02-25 02:03    [from the cache]
©2003-2014 Jasper Spaans. Advertise on this site