--- Comment #22 from help at softwarefreedom dot org 2012-07-16 18:49:21 UTC ---
On 07/15/2012 09:13 PM, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Hi Keld,
> Keld Simonsen wrote:
>> Hmm, I contributed a number of locales. I always assumed that there was a
>> copyright to each of them.
>> I do hold a masters in legislate law.
> [lots of helpful background snipped, including the intent of the
> original notice]
> Thanks much for this. I'm cc-ing the SFLC since I'm not sure they
> automatically receive mails to that bug tracker.
> My guess is that the FSF's concerns that prompted the "this type of
> thing isn't copyrightable" answer were USA-centric. If I remember
> correctly, in some jurisdictions outside the United States, the
> eligibility of a work for copyright is based on the amount of work put
> into it (as you remind me), while in the United States it's based on a
> concept of creativity.
> (For the curious: I personally would be happiest if the FSF would
> continue not to care about these works' copyright while everyone else
> would consider them as possibly copyrighted. That way there is no
> need for copyright assignment --- less paperwork! --- but there would
> be no excuse not to follow the usual free software practice of
> documenting the explicit permission grants the authors provide.)
>  http://sourceware.org/PR11213#c14
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