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Re: [HACKERS] Copyright

From: Tatsuo Ishii <t-ishii(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp>
To: reedstrm(at)wallace(dot)ece(dot)rice(dot)edu
Cc: tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us, pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us, peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Copyright
Date: 2000-01-29 03:53:05
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> > I seem to recall some discussion of creating a separate legal entity
> > to hold the copyright, but offhand I don't see what it buys us
> > except more paperwork.  The same people (ie, the core developers)
> > would have the final say over what either that entity or PostgreSQL,
> > Inc does, so what's the difference?
> > 
> Ah, corporate assets? What if someone bought out PostgreSQL, Inc., for
> a huge sum of money. They'd get control of anything PostgreSQL, Inc.
> has control over. One can't buy out a non-profit organization.

I am worried about that too. Maybe we need an organization something
like the Apache Software Foundation to hold the copyright.
Tatsuo Ishii

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