[jsword-devel] flashcards copyright

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Sat Oct 16 17:58:16 MST 2004

DM Smith,
	Hey, I started doing some updating to flashcards this weekend and 
noticed your headers in the files.  I'm not sure if you are aware of 
this, but CrossWire, like many other OSS projects, asks for ownership of 
contributed work to our projects.  We do this for a number of reasons, 
some of which include: to prevent and angry contributor from deciding 
that he no longer wants us to use his work, and occasionally we have 
requests to use our software from organizations under different licenses 
who don't wish to release their source code under the GPL or compatible 
license.  To obtain permission to do this from everyone contributing 
code is unrealistic.

	Having said this, it does not mean that you don't retain ownership of 
your own work.  Anything you contribute, you still have the right to do 
with it what you will under any license, but so does CrossWire.

	We also have no problems with recognition of your work, so we're happy 
to leave the @author tags in the headers.

	I would like to change the header to our standard, "(c) CrossWire Bible 
Society" if you don't have any problems with this.


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