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[News] Copyrights Seen As Key Issue in Free Software Development

  • Subject: [News] Copyrights Seen As Key Issue in Free Software Development
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:38:02 +0000
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Copyright/left at the centre of open source business strategies

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| I have recently come to the realisation 
| that copyright control is not just a part 
| of each of the four elements, and not just 
| a fifth additional element, but should 
| perhaps be considered the central element 
| which profoundly influences the other four.
| Copyright control has a symbiotic 
| relationship with both the open source 
| software license (Iâll leave the 
| copyright/left discussion for another day) 
| and the development strategy, and is 
| influential in determining both the end 
| user license strategy and therefore the 
| choice of revenue trigger.
| This has become abundantly clear thanks to 
| the discussion surrounding Oracleâs 
| acquisition of Sun and MySQL. 


Community contributions and copyright assignment

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| This time around, your editor heard 
| grumbles from a surprising number of 
| people, all about the same topic: copyright 
| assignment policies.



Copyright and Confirmation Bias

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| Copyright costs the community.  That cost
| is never factored into any copyright policy
| â at least, so far as I have been able to
| tell.  Most recently, the prohibition on
| parallel importing of books is an obvious
| example.  The Productivity Commission put
| out a report which set out, in bare,
| incontrovertible terms, the damage that
| this particular aspect of copyright does to
| the community.  After a long period of
| merciless lobbying the proposals to remove
| the anti-consumer restrictions on parallel
| importing have been defeated (ironically,
| the report was criticised for being
| considered analysis, it was even expanded
| to cover some of the criticisms of it).

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