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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] target: Update copyright ownership to 2012
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    On Sat, 2012-11-10 at 16:18 -0800, Kyle Moffett wrote:
    > On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Nicholas A. Bellinger
    > <nab@linux-iscsi.org> wrote:
    > > This patch to update copyright year to current for principal target core
    > > ownership is now being pushed into target-pending/for-next.
    >
    > Pardon me, but you were just publicly accused of violating the GPL, so
    > your response is to send a patch removing the copyright notices of all
    > other organizations from the SCSI-target code? Have you obtained
    > ownership of all the relevant copyrights for Linux-iSCSI.org, PyX
    > Technologies, Inc, and SBE, Inc?

    I understand and appreciate your concerns.

    To answer your question, we have rightfully obtained ownership of all
    relevant copyrights to the target code for PyX Technologies LLC, and
    SBEi, Inc.

    I co-founded PyX in 2002, where we started the development of the target
    code. PyX was subsequently acquired by SBEi in 2005. In 2007, I
    purchased (at significant personal cost) all rights, title and interest
    (incl. the copyright) in the target code. I then co-founded RisingTide
    with this code in 2009.

    Linux-iSCSI.org is only a URL and website that is owned by RisingTide
    Systems, and not a legal entity or person, so listing it as a copyright
    holder is meaningless.

    > If not, then this patch is an
    > attempted violation of those organizations copyrights and of the GPL
    > (which requires that you preserve copyright notices).
    >
    > Further, while these notices are the only ones listed in those files,
    > they are not the only individuals outside of RisingTide Systems which
    > have significant copyright interest in this code.
    >
    > If your goal is to
    > obtain exclusive copyright ownership over this code then there are a
    > great many other people you must contact and convince first.
    >

    The goal is to update the copyright to the current year, and to remove
    legal entities that no longer exist or were meaningless.

    I hope this clarifies your concerns.

    Thank you,

    --nab



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