[Foundation-l] Diversity and NC images - Board meet

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Sun Jan 14 14:08:09 UTC 2007

On 14/01/07, luke brandt <shojokid at gmail.com> wrote:

> In theory your point seems to have merit, but I wonder what would happen
> in practice if we were to change the license, assuming a new license has
> the same 'freedom' objective but is better suited to our purpose. Assume
> a contributor were to take legal action against us....presumably they
> would have been harmed in some way...how exactly?

Remember the "contributor" here doesn't just have some intangible
vague sense of "participation"; they have a concrete interest in that
they own a slice of the intellectual property of the work. We would
have taken their property without their consent and offered it to the
world, for the taking, on conditions that are clearly not the same as
those they had originally given.

If that isn't illegal, it damn well ought to be.

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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